Averagely Perfect Kölsch - Poll #26 - Carbonation Level

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Jun 6, 2020.

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Select a carbonation level (volumes of CO2).

Poll closed Jun 8, 2020.
  1. 1.9 or lower (write in)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 2.0

    6.7%
  3. 2.1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 2.2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 2.3

    13.3%
  6. 2.4

    6.7%
  7. 2.5

    46.7%
  8. 2.6

    20.0%
  9. 2.7

    6.7%
  10. 2.8 or higher (write in)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Poll #25 <- determined that the water profile would be 51 ppm Ca, 53 ppm Cl, and 51 ppm SO4.

    This poll, the final poll unless there is a groundswell of support to poll something that hasn't been polled already, will determine the recommended Carbonation level.

    When this poll is done, I will discard any outliers, compute the weighted average (mean) of the remaining votes, and round to the nearest 1/10th of a volume.

    This poll will be open for 48 hours.

    If you have issues with or suggestions for methodologies used in this project, please send them via PM. Let's keep the threads themselves on topic to the question at hand and not about how you would have asked the question differently.

    The Averagely Perfect Kölsch Recipe so far...

    ABV: 4.8%
    IBUs: 25 Tinseth
    OG: 1.045
    FG: 1.008
    Yeast: Wyeast 2565 Kölsch
    Fermentation Temperature: 62F
    Water:
    -- Ca: 51 ppm
    -- Cl: 53 ppm
    -- SO4: 51 ppm

    Mash at (recommended) 149F for (recommended) 60 minutes:
    - German Pilsner Malt (90%)
    - Wheat Malt (10%)

    Boil 75 minutes, Hops at:
    - 60 Minutes: 50% Hallertau Mittelfrüh and 50% Tettnang
    - 5 Minutes:
    ----Hallertau Mittelfrüh - 0.35 ounces
    ----Tettnang - 0.40 ounces
     
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    @utahbeerdude, have you thought of a lockdown/virus related name for this recipe yet? (I anticipate publishing the final recipe sometime Monday evening.)
     
  3. riptorn

    riptorn Devotee (428) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    I’ve never lagered. Is the time and temperature so standard, or maybe so dependent on personal preference, that a discussion of variables wouldn’t be useful?
     
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  4. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone want to second a motion for a cold conditioning poll(s)?
     
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  5. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Disciple (393) May 2, 2006 Utah

    Sort of obvious (once you say it out loud), but let's go with "Kölsch-Vid 19". I must thank my niece Hannah for the name. Cheers!
     
  6. OddNotion

    OddNotion Zealot (585) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey

    I'll second this
     
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  7. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Alright. There will be one more poll (at least) after this one.
     
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  8. Supergenious

    Supergenious Disciple (367) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    Will there also be a buyers remorse poll? In case we want to change anything?
     
  9. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I haven't noticed anyone being very remorseful about anything, but if they are, they should speak now or forever hold their peace.
     
  10. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    After discarding outliers the rounded mean is 2.5 Vols.