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Defalco's Kolsch

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Batch Size (gallons)5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style6C. Kolsch
Original Gravity1.049
Final Gravity1.010
ABV5.12% (basic)   /   5.1% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color5.1 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWyeast 1007 (German Ale)

Kolsch Malt9 lbs 4 oz94.9%4.5
Aromatic Malt 4 oz2.6%26
Carapils (Briess) 4 oz2.6%1.5

Hallertau Hersbrucker (Boil)1 oz450%0
Hallertau Hersbrucker (Boil).5 oz200%0
Hallertau Hersbrucker (Boil).5 oz00%0

DirectionsStrike Volume was 3.5 gallons at 168oF - and mashed at 153oF for an hour.. fly sparged

I personally used yeast starter and a swamp cooler for my batch. I had to go out of town for work, while it fermented in the primary.. added ice to the swamp cooler when I came back a week later, then bottled once gravity remained constant..

One of the most fun beers I've ever brewed, I personally think it's my best batch.. Very bright/clear taste.. really easy to drink on a warm/sunny day..

I had a few bottles that hid in the back of my fridge from a few months ago.. I think the yeast must have needed that time to settle.. when I poured it, the beer looked like it was cleared with gelatin.. I didn't use any sort of gelatin or irish moss, yet the clarity was amazing..

CreditsThis is really my LHBS recipe, so I must give them credit.. they do have a loose definition of the recipe (different malts/yeasts you can use), but I am posting exactly what I used.. 

here is the link to the recipe they posted on their site:

This all grain Kolsch homebrew recipe was submitted by blur_yo_face.