How to Brew: All Grain Kolsch With Decoction

How to Brew: All Grain Kolsch With Decoction

Brewchick Shiloh Branigan brings you a Kölsch brewday demo, all-grain style, complete with double decoction temperature control. Kölsch bier is a pale, brilliantly clear, easy drinking, low hopped, any-time beer from the Cologne region of Germany.

10 gallon recipe:
86% pilsner malt
8.3% vienna malt
5.7% victory malt
2X decoction mash
90 minute boil
1 oz hersbrucker & 1 oz mittelfruh @60
1 oz mittelfruh & 1 oz saaz @30
2 whirlfloc tablets @ 10 minutes
Wyeast 1010 American wheat ale yeast
ferment cool (55-58 degrees Fahrenheit) 2 weeks
dycetal rest 48 hours at 62 degrees Fahrenheit
after d-rest, transfer to 2ndary, lower temp 3 deg. Per day until 34F.
lager 30 – 60 days prior to kegging
carbonate keg, store additional 2 – 4 weeks prior to serving

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