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Kolsch All-Grain Kit


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This pale, light-bodied golden ale is traditionally given a long, cold aging period which makes it very smooth and clean. "Spritzy" is a word often used to describe Kolsch - very refreshing, and a popular lawnmower beer for beer snobs!

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This pale, light-bodied golden ale is copyrighted by, brewed in, and named for the German city of Köln. Kölschbier is traditionally given a long, cold aging period like a lager, which makes for a very smooth and clean beer. A small dose of German Hallertau hops cuts the richness of the malt. "Spritzy" is a word often used to describe Kolsch - very refreshing, and a popular lawnmower beer for beer snobs!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Kolsch All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity 1048
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.9 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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great summer time or any time Kolsch
Being a professional brewer for 25 years , I only started HOME BREWING A few years ago after semi retirement, much Fun! This is a great simple kit that actually came out to style the first time I brewed it, a great Kolsch. wonderful!!
April 22, 2017
1 year ago
Great Beer
This a great beer, it is the perfect lawnmower beer. I brew this two or three times a year as it is a nice light body beer that a lot of friends enjoy.
May 16, 2016
Kolsch All-Grain Kit
I like brewing a Kolsch for Spring as it is very easy to make and drink! The kit was simple and complete when it arrived. It is currently in the secondary, will likely go into the keg this weekend, and ready to drink in another week or two after that - if I can wait that long. Also have a Citra IPA from NB about to go in the keg as well! Cheers.
May 18, 2016
Kolsch All-Grain Kit is by far one of the best kits i have brewed
Kolsch by its nature is a great tasting beer. This kit eliminates any of the guessing, that's why I ordered it 3 times
July 15, 2016
Excellent traditional kolsch
Followed multi step mash. Added 1/2 lb of pale wheat malt for added body. 75 min boil. Fermented at 57F for two weeks. Cold conditioned for 3 weeks at 32F. Kegged and it is easily one the best brews I have done. Will be doing this one again very soon.
May 7, 2016
Fantastic as always
Ordered three all grain kolsch kits. Took a little longer than usual to ship. When the order arrived one of the hop packets had burst open. A replacement was sent with no questions asked. Always first rate customer service. This is why Northern Brewer is always my first stop for equipment and supplies. Cheers
November 24, 2015
The best
This beer is fantastic! I used the wet Kolsch yeast with a yeast starter. I am going to make another batch very soon.
December 26, 2015
A Great Summer Beer
I am very happy with the beer this kit produced. The Kolsch is very pale, a little tart and delicious. It's mildly bitter, and I really enjoy the flavor produced by the combination of Hersbrucker and Tradition. Ready to drink for the 4th of July, and will be gone well before labor day. Couple of notes: I chose the Wyeast Kolsch yeast and used a starter for about 24 hours to get it properly primed. I also lagered the batch during secondary for a month, with a 2-day Diacetyl rest before bottling.
July 4, 2016
Great as always
I've ordered a lot from this site and will continue to going forward
May 17, 2016
Kolsch all grain kit
Everything as described
May 18, 2016
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This kit uses a regular Ale yeast but you ferment at lager temperatures?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You have to ferment slightly warmer than a lager. The ale yeast will stop fermenting cooler than 62 degrees. The American ale yeast will have a very clean flavor and you can cold age the beer after primary fermentation. You might want to give it a week at 65 in the secondary fermenter before dropping the temperature.
The ABV should come out to around 4.8%, how can I get the ABV higher? thanks
A shopper on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've not had reason to up the ABV, but if you feel you need to you add more pilsner grain to the grain bill. Not having extra grain around you can add 1/2 to a pound of table sugar, that will boost the ABV without affecting the beer too much. It will have a tendency to give it a drier taste.
Can you explain the mash schedule with this pilsner malt? Protein rest may not be necessary with modified malts.
A shopper on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The malts used these days in our kits are well modified so the traditional multi-step mash is not needed. It could yield benefits for the brew and many like to follow traditional approaches to ensure a good head of foam and appropriate body in the final beer. You will get awesome results either way and single infusion is easier to accomplish the first time.
This was my second all grain brew... it came out much darker than expected for some reason, could it be due to a lower OG?
I respected the mash schedule times.
F B on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can't think of why lowballing OG and color would be related. Darker-than-expected color is likely oxidation at work. Lower than expected gravity could mean your system's mash efficiency is lower than you think (you only had one all grain under your belt). Grain crush is often a cause of low efficiency. Double crush your grains or adjust your settings on your mill accordingly. In any event, I don't think the two issues are related.
What is the target final gravity.
E L on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I did not take a reading. It is a very good beer

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