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Yard Destroyer

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Yard Destroyer

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Beer Style: Kölsch  (6C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Beer Color


  • 3 lbs - Wheat Dry Extract [Boil for 60 min] (8.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2 lbs 9.8 oz - Extra Light Dry Extract [Boil for 60 min] (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.0 oz - Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 40 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 1 pkgs - Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.049 (12.1° P)
Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 4.9%
Color SRM: 5.3  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 23.2
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by dcpstros on Thu May 8 2014

Though this compared favorably to a wide range of Kölsch styles tasted at AHA, it seems to have a slightly over-bitter aftertaste in the bottles opened soonest after lagering in the basement. More mature had a smoother finish. I would suggest, and will try, a change to the bittering hops next time. BTW, the Yard Destroyer has calmed down - he eats only squirrels now.

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 Reviewed by lb81larry23 on Sat May 3 2014

Looking for a Kolsch recipe, and this has the best name origin I have seen. A jackass dog, AKA the "Yard Destroyer". I'm gonna use this recipe just because of the name. Let ya know how it goes. Thanks.