Dry yeast for Kolsch?

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Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby aamcle » Mon Sep 01, 2014 22:57

After having a very nice bottle of Kolsch Id like to use up the lager kit I have laying about as a Kolsch.

I'll mash couple of Kg of lager malt to replace the sugar and get the appropriate yeast.

So is there a dry yeast available? The liquid types are expensive when I add in postage.


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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby mark1964 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 07:30

we made kolsch lots of times the recipe is below. I don't know of a dried yeast to actually use for a kolsch style lager, we used white labs wlp029 yeast.

tp kolsch

Original Gravity (OG): 1.054 (°P): 13.3
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6
Alcohol (ABV): 5.31 %
Colour (SRM): 4.3 (EBC): 8.5
Bitterness (IBU): 22.1 (Tinseth)

84.99% Pilsner
10% Munich I
5.01% Wheat Malt

1.2 g/L Hersbrucker (2.8% Alpha) @ 70 Minutes (Boil)
2.9 g/L Hallertau Mittlefrueh (6.3% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes. Boil for 90 Minutes

Fermented at 18°C with


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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby Jimmy321 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:28

I've heard of people using Danstar Nottingham (gervin G12) I've used Windsor 3 times and it's turned out well but that's AG with a singe step mash 50+65 so I don't what an extract brew will turn out like.

Just to note Windsor can be difficult to clear and will require lagering and fining so Nottingham may be the way to go.
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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby robwalker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 13:11

Kolsch is mostly yeast so I wouldn't bother too much if you don't have the real yeast. I would suggest Mangrove Jacks Workhorse as a replacement as it can work at lager or ale temps will a clean profile, so you could lager the beer after brewing.
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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby AltonAnt » Tue Sep 02, 2014 14:58

I've read about people using k-97 or S-33 in kölsch. I'm not a fan of S-33 though and haven't used K-97.
I've been happy in the past with Nottingham at the lower end of its range of 14°c.
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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby Reddibaggie » Wed May 23, 2018 15:30

Cross my loof sell dry kolsch yeast as well as many others and hops at great prices. Have a look at the Facebook page or website.


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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby gregles » Wed May 23, 2018 19:48

Crossmyloofbrew.co.uk I have used their dried kolsch yeast a good few times and had very good results :thumb:
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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby abeyptfc » Wed May 23, 2018 20:46

another vote for ‘Crossmyloof’ can be found on ebay, type in ‘crossmyloff yeast’ and you’ll see it popping up, the seller is called ‘pugsonmydoorstep’

I used the Kolsch yeast and found it quite estery, eggy to start with but a sort of banana- cloveyness which took a while to go, that might have been my ferment temps though. top guys, they sell loads of pellet and leaf hops aswell, really good prices aswell.
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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby HTH1975 » Thu May 24, 2018 08:25

I think you’d be pretty safe with a California Common type yeast for Kölsch. I only gave experience with liquid yeasts for Kölsch and White Labs was the cleaner of the two (which I preferred over Wyeast).

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Re: Dry yeast for Kolsch?

Postby robwalker » Thu May 24, 2018 13:08

Zombie topic!
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