Yard Destroyer (2 ratings)

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Submitted By: dcpstros (Shared)
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Brewer: John Bryk
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Kölsch ( 6C)
Boil Size: 5.70 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 5.3 SRMEquipment: Bryk boiler
Bitterness: 23.2 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.049 (12.2° P)
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.9%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
3 lbs Wheat Dry Extract [Boil for 60 min] (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 1
2 lbs 9.76 oz Extra Light Dry Extract [Boil for 60 min] (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2
1.00 oz Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 40 min Hops 3
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 4
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10 min) Misc 5
1 pkgs Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) Yeast 6


Yard Destroyer in honor of my jackass dog who ate a bag of grass seed, a welcome mat, blueberry bushes, kiwi vines, and a gazebo. 1.4L starter w/ Wyeast using pale malt base 8 Feb 2013 Bottled with 5 oz priming sugar. 1.5 g into keg. Open 31 March. Measured out at 1.002 FG, for 5.9 ABV. Hmm. Don't think that can be right.


by lb81larry23

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.

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by dcpstros

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.