Murphy’s Law of Kolsch
Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Kölsch
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.2 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.043
Efficiency: 78% (brew house)
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV : 4.9%
8 lb - GERMAN - Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (84.2%)
1 lb - GERMAN - Vienna Malt (10.5%)
8 oz - AMERICAN-White Wheat Malt (5.3%)
1 oz - Spalter, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5 for 60 min
0.5 oz - Spalter, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, for 30 min
0.5 oz - Spalter, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5 for 10 min
Infusion, Temp: 148 F, Time: 75 min, Amount: 11.9 qt, Mash In
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565
Fermentation Temp: 60 F
Amount: Keg with 12.5 PSI
CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
This beer was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, we had a small incident where I changed the keg lines out prior to kegging and I didn't put the picnic tap on tight enough and sure enough I lost 3.5 gallons of this beer. It was an extremely sad day but with the 1.5 gallons I had left it was delicious!
Appearance: Golden, straw, slight yellow.
Aroma: Floral and spicy hop notes.
Flavor: Clean, crisp, low spicy hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light body, excellent carbonation.