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Alchemick Kolsch

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Alchemick Kolsch

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Beer Style: Kölsch  (6C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2.5 US gallons

Kölsch

Description:

Since I'm not in Cologne brewing this beer, I will have to settle for "Kolsch Style".
Staw/Golden color lagered ale with high carbonation. Light malty sweetness with a dry clean finish. Low smooth bitterness and medium hoppy flavor. Better described as classic kolsch but with a more hoppy/floral note.
I know it is not traditional to use corn in the grain bill for kolsch, but it helps with the color and adds a hint of somthing extra to the flavor of the beer.

Ingredients:

  • 4# Kolsch Malt
  • 2# Pale malt
  • 1/4#Special Pale( high diastatic power 200-300)
  • 1# flaked corn
  • 10 grams French Strisslespalt AA1.2%
  • 18 grams Hull Melon AA 8.1%
  • 1 Gram Safale BE-134
  • 4 Gram SafAle U-97
  • 1/2tsp yeast nutrient
  • 50/50 Honey/Raw Cane Sugar mix ( 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup purified water 004ppm.... Bring mix to a simmer then cool down to reserve for conditioning)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 70 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 11
Secondary Ferment: 15

Beer Profile

Bitterness IBU: 16
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2.50 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Starting water is 2.5 gallons Poland Springs 062ppm.
Par boil the flacked corn for 4 min then add it to the single infusion mash @ 150°f for 60 min
Sparge to 3 gallons @170°f

70 minute boil.
Add french hops @ 30 min into boil
Rest @ 40 min for 10 min.
Add Hull Melon when pulling off the heat through cool down to 65°f

Pitch at 65°f with a fermentation temp staying between 63-67°f for 11 days condition at 57°f with a honey/raw cane sugar 50/50 mix for 10 days. Cold crash to 37°f for 5 days before drinking

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