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Offline Brian_S

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Kolsch Characteristics
« on: July 14, 2011, 10:16:31 PM »
I've done about 6 batches with the Wyeast kolsch strain so I thought I'd post my experiences.

First is seems to take 3 weeks+ to ferment out at optimal temp (15.5C)

After fermentation is complete I recommend cold crashing as this strain takes it time clearing at room temp.

When fermented at 15.5C it gives almost 100% lager characteristics.   Almost.  There are some interesting floral things.

After a 3 week cold crash it clears nicely.

This yeast appears to lend it self well to any recipe that requires lager yeast.

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Offline Richard

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Re: Kolsch Charaterictics
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 12:36:09 AM »
Quote from: "Brian_S"
There are some interesting floral things.

I'm still not 100% on the flavour profile of this yeast... just a preference thing though. You still make a damn tasty pseudolager, says the man who drank at least half a growler of it last night :D
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