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Doing a Kolsch this weekend and wanted your thoughts about hopping.
Here's what i came up with for 12 gallons:
   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
  1.00 oz.    Hallertau                         Pellet   4.30   8.7  First WH
  1.00 oz.    Hallertau                         Pellet   4.30   8.8  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Hallertau                         Pellet   4.30   4.5  30 min.
  0.50 oz.    Spalt                             Pellet   4.30   1.5  20 min.
  0.50 oz.    Spalt                             Pellet   4.30   0.7  1 min.
Should be about 24 IBUs. Last time i brewed i used all Hersbruker. What are your thoughts?

Looks good to me. You are using my two favorite german hops! What could be wrong?

Hopping is totally up to you, obviously.  Personally, I only do 60 and 10 minute additions, and the 10-minute for flavor is small.  I don't see any advantage to 30 or 1 minute additions for this style, nor even FWH.  Just wastes of hops IMHO.

I go with just a FWH and 60 minute.

However, the first time I brewed my kolsch and entered it in a contest it was all FWH and they said it wasn't hoppy enough. second time I brewed and submitted I split the IBU's 2:1 between FWH and 60 minute. now the notes so far are too hoppy.

I would think a good FWH charge would be sufficient.  I've only had Reissdorf and Gaffel, they are pretty clean with low to medium hop flavor.


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