Crisp German Kolsch

  • Clean, balanced and brilliantly clear
  • ABV 4.4%
  • IBU 25
  • OG 1041 SG

This German Kolsch lager recipe is all about balancing malt, hops and the delicate fruit character of the speciality Kolsch yeast. Another key characteristic is brilliant clarity and this is achieved with our Clear Choice®, polyphenol free malt, which won’t throw a chill haze. A beautifully refreshing, crystal clear lager.

BASICS

BATCH SIZE (LITRES):

1630

BATCH SIZE (UK BARRELS):

10

ORIGINAL GRAVITY:

1041 SG

FINAL GRAVITY:

1007 SG

IBUs:

25

COLOUR (EBC/SRM):

1.3 / 0.6

BREWHOUSE EFFICIENCY:

85%

METHODS / TIMINGS

TEMPERATURES

MASH TEMP:

63°C / 145°F

COLLECTION TEMP:

17°C / 63°F

FERMENTATION TEMP:

20°C / 68°F

MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):

719

LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:

2.7 : 1

TIMINGS

MASH:

60 mins

BOIL:

60 mins

INGREDIENTS

MALTS(kg)%

CLEAR CHOICE®

EXTRA PALE

258

97

VIENNA

8

3

YEAST

KOLSCH

HOPS(g)Contribution%Alpha Acid%Addition

HALLERTAU BLANC

582

30

10.5

Start of boil

HUELL MELON

873

30

7

Middle

HUELL MELON

582

20

7

Flame out

MANDARINA BAVARIA

479

20

8.5

Flame out

HOPS

HALLERTAU BLANC

(g)

582

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

10.5

Addition

Start of boil

HUELL MELON

(g)

873

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

7

Addition

Middle

HUELL MELON

(g)

582

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

7

Addition

Flame out

MANDARINA BAVARIA

(g)

479

Contribution%

20

Alpha Acid%

8.5

Addition

Flame out

CARL'S TOP TIP

A lager fermented with an ale yeast, keep an eye on the top temperature on this one.

Malts used in this Recipe

Vienna Malt

In the 1840s English maltsters developed air kilning techniques that would pave the way for light coloured beers. German brewers took this technique back to Vienna and Munich respectively and the malt styles were born.

Our Vienna Malt is made from English 2-row spring barley and is kilned to a slightly higher temperature than our Best Ale Malt. The result is a golden hued wort with a sweet, bread like aroma and flavour. Since it is a conventionally kilned malt, Vienna can be used as a base and is perfect creating its namesake, Vienna lager, in addition to other styles.

Find out more here.

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