5 gallons, extract with grains; OG = 1.055; FG = 1.012; IBU = 32
- Two 3.3 lb. cans plain extra-light malt extract syrup
- 0.5 lb. malted wheat
- 1 lb. carapils malt
- 11.4 AAU of Spalt hop pellets (2 oz. at 5.7% alpha acid)
- White Labs German Ale Kölsch yeast (WLP029)
- 3/4 cup corn sugar or 1-1/4 cup light DME for priming
Step by Step
Steep grains in 1.5 gallons water at 155° F for 30 min. Remove grains and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add malt extract and stir. Return to boil, add 1 oz. Spalt hops, boil 15 min. Add 1 oz. Spalt hops, boil 25 min. Turn off heat and add to fermenter with enough water to make 5 gallons.
Aerate, pitch yeast when cooled to 74° F. Ferment 5 days at 60° to 65° F, rack to secondary and condition at 50° F for 10 to 14 days. Prime and bottle, condition at 75° F for a week, then age two to three more at a cooler temperature.