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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!
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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 / 5.018 Reviewsgreat summer time or any time KolschBeing 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, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoGreat BeerThis 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, 2016Kolsch All-Grain KitI 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, 2016Kolsch All-Grain Kit is by far one of the best kits i have brewedKolsch by its nature is a great tasting beer. This kit eliminates any of the guessing, that's why I ordered it 3 timesJuly 15, 2016Excellent traditional kolschFollowed 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, 2016Fantastic as alwaysOrdered 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. CheersNovember 24, 2015The bestThis beer is fantastic! I used the wet Kolsch yeast with a yeast starter. I am going to make another batch very soon.December 26, 2015A Great Summer BeerI 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, 2016Great as alwaysI've ordered a lot from this site and will continue to going forwardMay 17, 2016
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 20 answersThis kit uses a regular Ale yeast but you ferment at lager temperatures?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? thanksBEST 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.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.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.BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I did not take a reading. It is a very good beer