Kolsch All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
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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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||German Ales,Hybrid Beers|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Good lawn mowing beer
Crisp and easy to drink. Refreshing.
This is a good mild Kosh to drink. The only down side is that I had the grains crushed by Northern, there was a lot of gain dust(powder) mixed in. I did a step mash and also used a RIMS tube for the first time. I pressure fermented in a fermzilla. Cold crashed for a week in the keezer then transferred to keg. This beer has the most beautiful head I've had yet. My daughter says it's the best beer I've made. Other than the gain dust this is a good kit.
This All grain recipe was my first time trying all-grain. I've been brewing extract for the better part of two years, and had finally made the jump. I read that the Kolsch was a good starting point, as it's a pretty easy brew, and most people enjoy the lightness of the flavor -- I ended up adding 10 lbs. of Cherries to it to make a Cherry Kolsch, and it has not disappointed! Friends and Family have absolutely loved it! 10/10 would brew again!
This is one of my all-time favorite kits...although I can only do it in the winter when my garage is cooled down to about 55. I tried it in the summer and it wasn't very good...I don't have a temperature controlled fermenter. I have been brewing this with Omega Kolsch yeast(OYL017) and it is wonderful. I ferment at about 52 degrees for about 3 weeks in the winter and then let rise to about 68 degrees for about another week then bottle.