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Kolsch Water Profile
« on: January 29, 2020, 06:39:17 am »
I am making my summer lagers right now and will stop to brew ales in May. I have been using the PseudoBohPils water pprofile from Bru'n Water. Can I keep the same water profile for a Kolsch?

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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 07:24:35 am »
You can use the same BoPils, or if you want to add a little more minerals that would be fine too.  FWIW, my tap water is moderately hard, and for the Kolsch that I just made, I just used my tap water without any adjustments, and I think it turned out pretty well (although it isn't carbonated yet).
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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 09:04:49 am »
Can you be a little more specific in what minerals to add?

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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 09:16:04 am »
Can you be a little more specific in what minerals to add?

It depends on your source water
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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 01:01:00 pm »
Can you be a little more specific in what minerals to add?

It depends on your source water

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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 05:41:43 am »
I use 100% RO water.

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Re: Kolsch Water Profile
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 05:46:31 pm »
The psuedopils profile doesn't have much sulfate. Koln water does have a decent amount. Roughly 70 ppm sulfate and 35 ppm chloride. Sulfate doesn't make beers bitter, it makes them dryer.
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