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Ken & John Kolsch Extract
ABV3.20 %
BJCP Style
08A. Koelsch And Altbier, Koelsch-Style Ale
Lawnmower style, what Coors would taste like if it was really good and had noticable traces of hops and better mouthfeel, brewed for 2 friends that are working on my house all summer
Submitted by Boletivore on 19-Aug-2008

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Exactly what I wanted, low alcohol, very easy drinking, while still being flavorful and interesting, this beer goes very fast, I think I will start borrowing a friends pot for 10 gallon batches for this one and leave half of it in the secondary longer so I can stagger the kegging.
Boil Volume 6.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Wyeast 2565 Kolsch (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass, 6 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass, 6 days
Other Fermentation
Procedure I boil 6 gallons of water, plus the extract, and use a chiller, this gets me very close to 5 gallons when I keg. Actual ingredients differ, I buy my supplies from Steinbarts in Portland, Oregon, I will describe the changes- TB says Light Malt Extract Syrup, I used Extra Light Malt Extract Syrup, TB says German Munich, I used German Light Munich, TB says Wheat Malt, I used German Wheat Light Malt, Last time I made this beer I left it in primary for nearly 2 weeks and then kegged it, it was good right away but noticably better (by me only) after 1 week in the keg, after which time it was totally consumed
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.040 1.034 1.048
FG 1.008 1.009 1.013
IBU 16 43 30
SRM 3.5 3 5
ABV 4 3.20 5
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
78.3 % 4.50 Light Malt Extract Syrup I used Extra Light Malt Extract Syrup 23.0 2.0
13.0 % 0.75 German Munich I used German Light Munich 4.2 8.0
8.7 % 0.50 Wheat Malt I used German Wheat Light Malt 2.9 1.7
  5.75     30.0  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
60.0 % 1.50 Tettnanger Pellet 4.5 6.8 60 0.308 31.2
20.0 % 0.50 Czech Saaz Whole/Plug 5.0 2.5 30 0.215 8.1
20.0 % 0.50 Czech Saaz Whole/Plug 5.0 2.5 10 0.102 3.8
  2.50               43.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
1t. Irish Moss Boiled 10 minutes