HolmesBrew Kolsch (final v3.2)

All Grain Recipe

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Brewer: Charles W. Holmes Jr.
Batch Size: 10.00 galStyle: K├Âlsch ( 5B)
Boil Size: 12.59 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 4.0 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 27.5 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.049 (12.3° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.5° P)Fermentation: Koelsch (Kolsch), Two Stage
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
8 lbs Kolsch Malt (Global Malt) (3.5 SRM) Grain 1
7 lbs Pilsen Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.0 SRM) Grain 2
4 lbs Vienna Malt (Weyermann) (3.0 SRM) Grain 3
2.00 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
2.00 oz Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 20 min Hops 5
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10 min) Misc 6
1 pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast 7

Taste Notes

On our first, second and third Brewing, the beer recipe was at the top of the scale....it easily matched commercial brands. Flavors were superior to all store bought Kolsch beers we have tried.


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