Thanks all. Mine is about 20 IBU but not a conventional hop schedule by any means. I have really like a fwh charge of noble hops with a smaller 20 min addition and a little surprise at 5 min which doesn't really make it a kolsch...
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Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh, Jon knows what's up.
I don't understand the wheat thing in Kolsch. Nix it.
Here's my recent Kolsch recipe, turned out preeeeetty deece.
8 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner - Barke (2.0 SRM) Grain 95.77 %
6.0 oz Carahell (10.0 SRM) Grain 4.23 %
0.50 oz Magnum [12.00 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 28.1 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [2.70 %] (30 min) Hops 2.9 IBU
0.75 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [2.70 %] (15 min) Hops 2.3 IBU
0.75 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [2.70 %] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs German Ale (Wyeast Labs #1007)
Blackstrap molasses is less fermentable than sugar because of its mineral content. I'm not sure what molasses you are using. I would assume that the lighter grades of molasses are nearly as fermentable as sugar. My 2 cents.
I just wish it was easier to get their full selection. MoreBeer carries a small selection, seven bridges carries some too, but between the two I'm still missing strains. Maybe they should sell direct with reasonable shipping rates while they build their brand.
Never used it, but the description and flocculation rating seem much more like 029 than 2565 which (being powdery) definitely doesn't show medium flocculation. I've heard good things about the Imperial - Denny said it was started by a couple guys from Wyeast. I'm planning to use one of their saison strains soon. Go for it!
I pitched the yeast into a Mandarina Bavaria Kolsch this morning. First time making a kolsch, so it should be interesting.
0.75lb munich light
1oz Mt Hood @ 60
1oz Mandarina @ 5
1oz Mandarina @ dryhop
Fermented with WY2565.
I'll need to figure out what the next few brews will be so I can reuse that yeast a couple times.