Monday, December 17, 2012

#70: I'm Calling it a Kolsch

German Ale WY1007 is up next, and I was puzzled as to what to do.  I considered an alt, but have a lot of darker beers in the pipeline already and was thinking more pale.  I became a fan of kolsch beers via Blackstone and Cool Springs Brewery, so I got to thinking more along that line.  The standard calls for a smooth, crisp beer of a straw yellow color, with low hop character and little to no hop aroma.  I decided on the low bitterness of the Canadian Blonde extract, but with a 20 minute boil of Perle to get up to the bitterness desired.  OG (of course) is lower than Mr. B estimate.  Though this isn't truly a kolsch, this should be a very nice session pale, hitting something like 140 cal per bottle.

#70: I'm Calling it a Kolsch                          


Type: Extract Date: 12/17/2012
Batch Size: 2.12 gal
Boil Time: 20 min

Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.83 lb DME Golden Light (Briess) (4.0 SRM) Dry Extract 30.74 %
1.87 lb Canadian Blonde (2.0 SRM) Extract 69.26 %
0.50 oz Pearle [6.30 %] (20 min) Hops 16.1 IBU
1 Pkgs German Ale (Wyeast Labs #1007) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG New Est. Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.87 % New Est. Alcohol by Vol: 4.30 %
Bitterness: 29.1 IBU Calories: 194 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.4 SRM

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