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Kolsch Mash Schedule
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:35:44 PM »
I've been researching Kolsch schedules as it's on my to-do list next weekend.  I've seen single infusion in the 149-152 range as well as a traditional Hochkurz mash at 146 to 158.

I really like Hochkurz mashes but Ray Daniels says single infusion in "Desiging Great Beers".  What say the forum?

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 05:44:03 PM »
So far I've only brewed one and that was using a single infusion at 152.  It turned out really nice.  Went from 1.049 to 1.011.
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 05:53:13 PM »
My 5K kolsch has won two gold medals at small competitions.  150F -152F infusion mash for 75 mins.  90% pilsner, 5% wheat, 5% light munich.  One of my new favourite styles.

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 07:07:17 PM »
There is absolutely no reason to do anything but a single infusion on this style, anywhere between 148-152. Any decoction would be pointless.
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 04:41:34 AM »
There is absolutely no reason to do anything but a single infusion on this style, anywhere between 148-152. Any decoction would be pointless.

Wasn't planning to do a decoction:  double infusion.  But looks like single wins!  I'm going to go at 150 and see how it comes out.

Thanks all!

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 06:31:01 AM »
Ill be brewing a Kolsch next weekend as well. Splitting the 10 gallons between the Wyeast and White Labs strains. Was planning on a 127-149 step mash and using Weyermann Floor Malted BoPils Malt with some Vienna Malt. Whats your recipe look like Dave? I Like doing comparisons, maybe we can ship each other some bottles.
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 06:53:47 AM »
Ill be brewing a Kolsch next weekend as well. Splitting the 10 gallons between the Wyeast and White Labs strains. Was planning on a 127-149 step mash and using Weyermann Floor Malted BoPils Malt with some Vienna Malt. Whats your recipe look like Dave? I Like doing comparisons, maybe we can ship each other some bottles.

I was going to go with the Floor Malted BoPils Malt as well but the color came out WAY high in BeerTools.  13.81 SRM when style says 5.  So I decided to just go with 2-Row. 

Here's my recipe:
8# 2-Row
1# White Wheat
1oz Hallertauer Mittelfruher Leaf at 60 and 30
Wyeast 2565
Single infusion at 149-150F for 90 minutes
Probably going to ferment at 62F

Would be happy to ship a bottle or two!

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 07:18:23 AM »
Ill be brewing a Kolsch next weekend as well. Splitting the 10 gallons between the Wyeast and White Labs strains. Was planning on a 127-149 step mash and using Weyermann Floor Malted BoPils Malt with some Vienna Malt. Whats your recipe look like Dave? I Like doing comparisons, maybe we can ship each other some bottles.

I was going to go with the Floor Malted BoPils Malt as well but the color came out WAY high in BeerTools.  13.81 SRM when style says 5.  So I decided to just go with 2-Row. 

Here's my recipe:
8# 2-Row
1# White Wheat
1oz Hallertauer Mittelfruher Leaf at 60 and 30
Wyeast 2565
Single infusion at 149-150F for 90 minutes
Probably going to ferment at 62F

Would be happy to ship a bottle or two!

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Not really sure why that would be the case... it should be the same L as Pilsner malt.  It's always a good idea to check the L, extract, alpha acids, etc of any ingredient in your calculator or else you may as well not be using one at all.

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 07:24:29 AM »
Great point.  Not sure why I didn't do that.  Looks like I'm using the BoPils!  BeerTools had the L at 12!  Have to send them a little note....
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 10:47:13 AM »
Yeh thats a bit high lol!

We will definitely do an exchange!  The L of my BoPils Malt is 2.1 if I recall correctly. my color is estimated 3.8SRM.

Oh my recipe for 10 gallons if I recall...

17lbs of BoPils Malt
1.5 lbs Franco Belges Vienna
Hallertuah Mittlefrueh Hops---I wanna say 1.5oz @60, 1.5oz @ 30
Split yeast pitch.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012, 10:49:01 AM by jmcamerlengo »
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 11:20:25 AM »
Per GMAC above, I'm going to add 1/2# of light munich and bring the wheat down to 1/2# as well.  Heck, he's winning awards with it!  Although Vienna crossed my mind as well.  Looking forward to a swap.

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 01:13:04 PM »
I've got a Blonde Ale that's medalled twice on 90% pale, 5% wheat, 5% munich, mashed @ 150F.  Apparently that combo works...

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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 01:20:08 PM »
I've got a Blonde Ale that's medalled twice on 90% pale, 5% wheat, 5% munich, mashed @ 150F.  Apparently that combo works...

What yeast?  I made my Cream Ale last weekend and Blonde Ale is on the schedule in 2 weeks.
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Re: Kolsch Mash Schedule
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 01:33:52 PM »
I've got a Blonde Ale that's medalled twice on 90% pale, 5% wheat, 5% munich, mashed @ 150F.  Apparently that combo works...

What yeast?  I made my Cream Ale last weekend and Blonde Ale is on the schedule in 2 weeks.

WLP001 ferment cool and slow.  Saaz at 60 and 15.