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Crafting a Beer: Execution – Fünke a Mint Blueberry Kölsch (2013)

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About a week after our careful recipe planning (which you should read about by clicking here), it was time to brew our Fünke a Mint Blueberry Kölsch. Well, technically we would just be brewing a kölsch base beer at this point. Quickly, for those who do not know, a kölsch is a traditional style of German beer originating in Cologne. It is brewed with an ale yeast but is lagered for a time linking it with some other central Northern European beers such as altbier. Our mint and blueberry additions won’t be mixed with the beer until it is time to put the brew into the cask. The kölsch recipe we came up with was a hybrid culled from various influences one being Brewing Classic Styles (which is a book all aspiring home brewers should pick up). With this beer we would have one foot (ok, maybe a few toes) in tradition and the other deeply in experimentation, new ideas and thirsty optimism. Using Brewing Classic Styles and it’s theories on brewing a kölsch as well as Bobby’s vast experience in brewing to style we would have a solid foundation upon which to paint with our flavor palette. keep reading...