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Kolsch Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Kolsch Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

This Kolsch recipe represents a German Lager/Ale hybrid that is very smooth. Features a Kölsch yeast strain that is very lager-like even at warmer temperatures. Requires fermentation in the high 50's to low 60's followed by cold aging for several weeks. Blond color, smooth flavor.

Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity:1.043-46
SRM (Color Range): 4
IBU's: 29-31 Estimated
Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP029 - White Labs German Kolsch
WY2565 - Wyeast Kolsch
GY021 - GigaYeast Kolsch Bier
IYG03 - Imperial Deiter
 

ABV %4
IBU23
SRM6
Beer StyleBlonde & Kolsch
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range55-63
Brewing MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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pairs with the blackberry puree - tasty blackberry kolsch - my wife loves it!
ERIC T on May 24, 2020
my first all grain kit.
John V on May 7, 2020
pairs with the blackberry puree - tasty blackberry kolsch - my wife loves it!
ERIC T on May 24, 2020
New addition to my Repertoir
VINCENZO D on May 11, 2020
my first all grain kit.
John V on May 7, 2020
Made it before and it's an excellent beer for the warm summer nights!
Gregory W on May 1, 2020
Yes
Robin N on May 1, 2020
I have never made a kolsch before
Jason W M on Apr 8, 2020
I came from Germany and would try your recipe
Andreas S on Mar 25, 2020
Shelter in place until April? Might as well brew!
Timothy D on Mar 19, 2020
I love this style.
Raymond L on Mar 19, 2020
wife loves the style
gordon gottfried on Feb 12, 2020
Haven't brewed a Kolsch yet, reviews were positive, will give it a try.
Judah S on Feb 1, 2020
Very good clean, crisp beer.
Dave W on Jan 9, 2020
Gift
Margarethe H on Dec 18, 2019
Neighbor Likes
steve P on Dec 9, 2019
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Gary J. S on Nov 4, 2019
Tastes great
Hermann E on Aug 30, 2019
It tastes great!
Hermann E on Aug 28, 2019
Double order, first time I ordered I was presented with PayPal; not second time; what gives?
Hermann E on Jun 21, 2019
the kit is very balanced and is great for the summer
Don H on May 4, 2019
Love style and need comparition with base malt I use
Juan L on Apr 26, 2019
Warm weather coming.
Bill S on Mar 30, 2019
Taste
Hermann E on Feb 13, 2019
I have made this more than a dozen times; easy to make great taste!
Hermann E on Dec 3, 2018
No mill
Glenn on Oct 8, 2018
hope it's fantastic!
Nickolas Van Beek on Aug 10, 2018
Summertime!
Tom Kerr on Jun 26, 2018
I have used this before and found it to be a superior ale
James H on May 1, 2018
Want a nice, light summer ale with lots of subtle character
Michael G on Apr 14, 2018
Ran out of a lighter beer for the keezer
Joe L on Feb 16, 2018
Cold and fast! Low Abv, low fermentation temp
AJ T on Feb 6, 2018
New addition to my Repertoir
VINCENZO D on May 11, 2020
Made it before and it's an excellent beer for the warm summer nights!
Gregory W on May 1, 2020
what is the size of the packaging box?
Francisco Rivera on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Francisco - Package dimensions are roughly 9x8 inches with roughly a 2 inch thickness.
Reviews

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Koffee Kolsch is where it's at!
I brewed this according to recipe, except I added 2.5 oz of whole bean espresso roast for 48 hours after 3 weeks in primary. FANTASTIC! Whole bean doesn't alter the color too much, but adds plenty of coffee aroma. Koffee Kolsch is a must have brew.
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Added Feb 10, 2020
February 10, 2020
This is a really good recipe. I ferment cool at 56 F for 10 days, keg with diecytl rest 2 days at room temp, crash to 38 F, force carb and condition for two more weeks and then enjoy. The longer it conditions, the clearer it gets. Crystal clear after 30 days. Great beer anytime of year.
November 18, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Have it brewed and is fermenting now. Should be ready to keg sometime next week. So far so good!!
November 17, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Perfect summer batch
Beer came out great. But I used US-05 yeast and flavor was more similar to a Blonde Ale. Next time I'll be using Kolsch yeast and try the difference.
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Added Jul 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
True to style
Simple recipe for first time BIAB. Came out as a traditional German Kolsch.
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Added Apr 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Kolsch
This was my first kit from Morebeer.com. I like to have a Kolsch on tap in the summer months as a lawnmower beer. I brewed this one as an AG BIAB and it turned out great. Primaried for four weeks and then went into the keg. Had this in the fridge for almost two months before serving. Nice clean flavor and slightly hazy, just like the picture. I will do this one again.
July 22, 2013
Reminds me of a great night in Cologne
On a trip through Germany and Belgium last fall, I ended up for one very short night in Cologne, Germany. That one day and night in Cologne introduced me to K?_lsch beer served in the traditional .2L stange glasses. We sampled several glasses each from about 10 different brands that night (who can drink only one of this refreshing crisp beer?). I enjoyed that leg of the trip so much, I returned to Cologne this past March to share my Cologne beer experience with a coworker.

This beer is very similar to the C?_lner Hofbr?_u Fr?_h brand in my opinion. A very clean finish attributable to 4 months of lagering at 35-40 degrees. A slightly hazy appearance (I don't filter my beers), but not cloudy. A clean, dry, slightly fruity finish makes a this a wonderful drinking beer. This recipe lacks the sometimes bitter tang aftertaste of a few of the K?_lsch beers. Served from force-carbonated kegs, be careful to not over-carbonate this one.
May 7, 2013