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Hops Down the Bunny Trail Kolsch

Hops Down the Bunny Trail Kolsch

Kölsch : Extract : 5.5 gal

sweazel

Refreshing session beer for Spring. A hint of spicy flavor in the beginning from the hops. Not cloudy and golden in color.

May 7, 2013 at 06:41pm

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Ingredients (Extract5.5 gal)

  • .33 lbs Crystal Malt 20°L

    Crystal Malt 20°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • .5 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .5 lbs German Light Munich

    German Light Munich

    For a desired malty, nutty flavor. Lagers, Oktoberfests and bock beer.

  • .33 lbs German 2-row Pils

    German 2-row Pils

  • 3.3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Pilsen Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    Neutral to subtle flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Pilsen Light is a liquid, 100% pure malted barley extract made from 100% Briess malts and water. It is the lightest pure malted barley extract available and produces a very crisp, clear wort. • CBW® Pilsen Light can be used in the production of all extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance.

  • 2.5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light Powder (Dry Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Pilsen Light Powder (Dry Malt Extract); Briess

    Neutral to subtle flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Pilsen Light is a liquid, 100% pure malted barley extract made from 100% Briess malts and water. It is the lightest pure malted barley extract available and produces a very crisp, clear wort. • CBW® Pilsen Light can be used in the production of all extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance.

  • .5 oz Perle - 7.8 AA% pellets; boiled 50 min

    Perle

    Used mainly for its minty bittering and good green hop aromas in all non-pilsener lagersand wheats. Aroma is pleasant and slightly spicy

  • 1 oz Mt. Hood - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min

    Mt. Hood

    Used mainly for aroma and flavor in American and German style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant, light, and clean.

  • 1 oz Saaz - 3.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Saaz

    Used for finishing pilseners, continental lagers, and wheats. The aroma is spicy and pleasant with fragrant overtones.

  • 1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - (omitted from calculations)

    Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss)

    Enhanced Irish Moss in convenient tablet form

  • Wyeast 2565 Kolsch

    Wyeast 2565 Kolsch

    A hybrid of ale and lager characteristics. This strain develops excellent maltiness with subdued fruitiness, and a crisp finish. Ferments well at moderate temperatures.

Notes

Steeped grains at 140 for 20 minutes and at 150 for 60 minutes. Added DME at 60 Minutes and LME at 15 minutes. Fermented around 62 - 65 degrees for a week in my basement. Moved to the freezer at 55 degrees for a 10 days. Placed in secondary at 45 degrees for a month. OG 1.048. FG 1.012. 4.7% ABV.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 6 - Light Hybrid Beer

Subcategory: C - Kölsch

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.048 1.044 - 1.050
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.007 - 1.011
Color: 4.3 SRM 3.5 - 5
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV 4.40% - 5.20%
Bitterness: 25.5 IBU 20.00 - 30.00

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