I had dinner with some friends last night. I brought along two different Kolsch ales I had brewed. #6 was the preferred one. It has only been in the bottle for four weeks. It might get even better! This recipe is for three gallons.
- 3 lbs. Pilsen DME
- Specialty Malts: 0.5 lb Belgian Pale Ale Barley, 0.5 lb Caravienna, 0.25 lb Crystal 40
- Hops (pellets): 0.5 oz. Fuggle at 60 min. and 0.5 oz. Amarillo at 5 min.
- Kolsch Yeast, White Labs WLP02
I used the yeast left over in the bottom of the carboy from Kolsch #5. It started fermenting just fine. The big difference in flavor between #5 and #6 is the hops. The Fuggle and Amarillo hops are really nice. The Fuggle smells so good itself in its little package. I keep sniffing it. I only started using it because one of my kids picked it out, due to the silly name. Now it’s my favorite hops.