Kolsch – All Grain

Statistics

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
6.50 pounds German Pilsen Malt (2-Row) 85.2%
0.75 pounds German Wheat Malt Light 9.8%
0.25 pounds German Light Munich Malt 3.3%
0.13 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 1.6%
7.63 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Non-Fermentables

Amount Non-Fermentable Time
1 tsp. Gypsum 60 minutes
1 tsp. Irish Moss 15 minutes

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
1.00 ounces Hallertauer Mittlefruh 60 min 4.5%
1.00 ounces Hallertauer Mittlefruh 15 min 4.5%
2.00 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
German Ale/Kolsch (WLP029) White Labs Liquid

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash at 149° for 60 minutes
  • Batch sparge with 4 gallons of 168° water
  • Total boil time: 65 minutes

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
7 days @ 62° F
Secondary:
7 days @ 62° F
Lager:
35 days @ 39° F

Notes

  • Pitch from a big starter at 60°.
  • Ferment at 62°.

BTW: the Kolsch yeast can be used for an American Wheat beer.