Red Kolsch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Red Kolsch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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An interesting take on a Kölsch.  Inspired by our craving for German Kölsch Beers, we tried to capture the drinkability but enhance the color and maltiness. Imagine a ale beer that is ruby in color and drinks like a lager! This is it!

Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-1.048
SRM (Color Range): 17
IBU's: 19-22
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 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.

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

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Item # KIT231
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 10LBS
ABV %5
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range55-63
Brewing MethodExtract
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My wife favorite beer
Doug K on Nov 21, 2018
My wife favorite beer
Doug K on Nov 21, 2018

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Big BANG for the buck.
Great twist on Kölsch at a great price.
May 14, 2019
1 month ago
Good kit
Easy to brew. Nice dark color with a decent malt backbone. VERY drinkable. I added coriander and dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace for a nice lemony aftertaste. Good kit!
February 6, 2017
My First
This was my first adventure in home brewing. I bought the kit because I had a German exchange student a few years back from Cologne. She sends me the real thing from time to time, and I wanted to see if I could do it here.

I got good results, but I did not use a hops bag, and ended up leaving all the hops in for the whole fermentation.

Even with the colossal error, this turned out great. A bit more hoppy (think Kolsch IPA LOL) than I wanted, but I guess I got everything out of the hops.

February 8, 2014
end of the free dry yeast?
I used to love getting this kit as a filler with the free S05 yeast that was included. oh well, at least the price increase is a lot less than some of my other favorite kits (janet's brown)
January 22, 2014