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Where’s The Day? Kolsch Recipe

Where’s The Day? Kolsch Recipe

A classic summer sipper, this simple recipe highlights the clean drinkability of the Kolsch style. Fermenting this ale at 60 Deg F or below creates a crisp and refreshing but flavorful beer reminiscent of a lager. More hop flavor and aroma than its traditional German counterpart will leave you with an empty glass wondering . . . Where’s The Day?


Boil Time: 75 Min

Original Gravity: 1.046

Final Gravity: 1.009

Alc/Vol: 4.8%

SRM: 5

IBU: 20


Grain Bill (lbs) 10 Gal Batch

Grain Bill (lbs) 20 Gal Batch

16 lbs Pilsner (German or Cologne) 32 lbs Pilsner (German or Cologne)
.66 lbs Acidulated Malt 1.32 lbs Acidulated Malt


Hop Schedule

Hop Variety AA% Amount 10 Gal Amount 20 Gal Boil Time
Mt Hood or Santiam 6.5% 1.5oz 3oz 60 Min
Mt Hood or Santiam 6.5% .5oz 1oz 5 Min

Yeast Suggestions

Wyeast Strain

Fermentation Temp

Alternate Strain

Fermentation Temp

2565 Kolsch 60 Deg F 1010 Am. Wheat 60 Deg F

Mash Schedule and Notes

Saccharification Temp

Mash Out Temp

150 Deg F 172 Deg F