4.5° L. From a maltster co-op based in Osthofen, near Kön, this malt is used by some of the brewpubs in that city to make their trademark ale. Kösch malt has a light, sweet and extremely German flavor and aroma with a little bit of biscuit character. Wee had good results using a multi-temp step mash with Kösch malt, but a single infusion "? although not traditional "? works as well. Style nerds please take note: the maltster rates the color of this malt at 9 EBC. If you use 100% Kösch malt for the grist of a Kösch, you will be within spec according to Eric Warner Kösch (7-14 EBC, or 3.5-7 SRM "? p. 51), but definitely on the dark end of the BJCP guidelines. If you are brewing for a competition, you may want to incorporate some pils or wheat malt into the grain bill to dilute the color.
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