Brewing NB's Honey Kolsch with US-05 yeast and looking for some thoughts on the ideal fermentation temp for both the primary and secondary.
US-05 is best in the low 60's to 65. Then since it's a kolsch and you want it super clean and super clear, I would cold crash and let it sit for 2-3 weeks after you've reached FG before packaging.
Us-05 is reported to throw a peach ester at temps lower than 65°. I’ve never experienced it and with the beer you’re making I would suggest using US-05 around 62°. Then make sure you give it a decent layering period.
Thanks for the advise.
Secondary or not?
Maintain at 62 while it conditions?
Probably don't have to secondary but after a couple weeks let it ride to 70 for a few days before cold crashing. And yes layering is helpful
Layering with what? Sneezles61
I would definitely ‘secondary’ a Kolsch style beer. I prefer bulk lagering but I keg. If you bottle you could lager before bottling (will still be plenty of yeast) or allow it to rise to 70° in secondary, bottle condition, then lager in the bottle.
Well @loopie_beer said to layer so I figured its something we should do
I layer all my hybrids and lagers. If you haven’t you don’t know what your missing.
Then layering it is... Sneezles61
Thanks for the help. All set for the Kolsch adventure...