Brewed to include the addition of key lime puree, this Kölsch uses a semi-traditional Kölsch grist bill along with a big helping of honey. Fermented with Kölsch yeast and finishing dry, this is a very fun one. Feel free to omit the fruit or substitute another fruit for key lime, as Oakshire has done on occasion.
Dirty Boots pale ale is what the brewery describes as a “full noise” pale ale bordering on an IPA, with assertive bitterness backed up by malt character from a grain bill of Pilsner, crystal, and Munich malt.
Cascade SMaSH Pale Ale (5-gallons/19-L all-grain)OG = 1.048 FG = 1.010IBU = 42 SRM = 4 ABV = 5% Ingredients10 lbs. (4.5 kg) North American 2-row pale malt6.5 AAU Cascade hops (60
Tettnang SMaSH Kölsch (5-gallons/19-L all-grain)OG = 1.040 FG = 1.008IBU = 20 SRM = 3 ABV = 4.1% Ingredients8 lbs. (3.6 kg) continental Pilsner malt4 AAU Tettnang hops (60 min.) (1 oz./28 g
It is possible to produce a Kölsch in less time, but Kölsch yeast is notoriously difficult to clear because it is a powdery yeast. Giving it sufficient classic lagering time does help it clear, and it also helps reduce some of the sulfur notes produced by the yeast. Kettle finings or post-fermentation clearing agents (even mechanical filtration) is recommended if the beer isn’t fully clear. Kölsch should be a brilliantly clear beer, so please pay attention to this important part of the style.
Create two recipes, but use the same grist for both. For the second batch, change the brewhouse efficiency setting to one half the first recipe (in this case, 65% and 32%). Each recipe has different sugars, hops, and yeast. But read the recipe — these beers are blended before they are fermented! You will likely have to adjust this recipe after brewing to use your system efficiencies based on your sparge techniques.
Home Pale Ale (1913) (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG =1.049 FG = 1.009 IBU = 24 SRM = 3 ABV = 5.2% There is very little difference between the historic Home Brewing Co.’s Pale
The blonde ale itself was made with a simple malt bill and low bitterness — a little lower on the bitterness scale than normal since the coffee, even though it was cold-brewed, would still add some sharpness.
This recipe is a modernized take of a classic American pale ale using some of my favorite ingredients.
Cross Borders Brewing Co. & Dark Star Brewing Co.’s Intergalactic Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.061 FG = 1.015IBU = 25 SRM = 22 ABV = 6.1% This recipe represents the hybrid mild.
Steam Machine Brewing Co.’s Imperial Honeyed Mild clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.079 FG = 1.013IBU = 32.5 SRM = 5.7 ABV = 8.7% This is a good example of a modern homage