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Honey Kolsch Extract Kit


SKU# U1610

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A variation on our extremely popular Kölsch recipe with the addition of honey and a unique yeast strain for a lighter body and flavor.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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A variation on our extremely popular Kölsch recipe with the addition of honey and a unique yeast strain for a lighter body and flavor. Like our original Kölsch kit, this recipe features a pale color, light body, and smooth mouthfeel. Honey adds subtle floral character and lightens the body by fermenting to dryness. Really nice as a summer brew for barbecues and picnics, or to wean your friends off watery mass-produced lagers.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Honey Kolsch Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1048
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.6 / 5.0
55 Reviews
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After two years of homebrewing 30 plus, five gallon batches of beer, I've finally found what will become my standard "house brew"! I'll still experiment with different styles but this one will be a mainstay. This beer is golden, crisp, clear and ever so lightly hopped with enough of an alcohol punch to make you feel warm all over after only a couple of pints. If you didn't know that it was an ale, you would swear it was a Pilsner!! I did cheat a little with the recipe and added two cups of cane sugar to the boil. I calculated that in its basic kit form, it was going to be just a little too stingy on ABV and with the additional sugar, it finished out at a solid 6%. If you're a fan of lightly hopped, crisp and clean finishing beers, this is the one you're looking for.
March 6, 2010
Great Summer Beer
This Kolsch was a big hit at my summer BBQ, I will definitely be brewing this Kit again.
October 13, 2015
Excellent summer beer
Both this and the regular kolsch are very crisp and have a modest enough alcohol content that you can have a few and maintain your balance. This one has a nice hint of honey; not sweet or overpowering.
September 27, 2012
Everyone loved it
Everyone that tasted this one said it was awesome. It was easy to make and easy on the taste buds.
September 2, 2009
Best 1st brew
Back again for the 3rd time purchasing this kit. Very light and the easiest beer to brew in a pinch. Make sure you use the blow off tube as suggested!
August 27, 2014
May be my next house beer
Excellent beer. Tasted like the Cream ale with a little more bitterness which I love. This will be a regular for sure.
December 4, 2011
Excellent Lawnmower Beer
Great light bodied beer for the summer.
December 15, 2011
Shandy anyone?
Great to brew if you want to do something simple, and tastes great. Did 2 weeks primary and 2 weeks secondary and a month in the bottles. Turned out awesome and has a nice light golden color. After drinking a few I was reminded of my first shandy experience when I spent a few weeks with the British Army in Gibraltar. So I poured a glass of the honey kolsch and then added 3 oz of 7up, what an awesome hot weather refreshment! Much better than commercially bottled shandy's I've tried.
May 17, 2012
Mildly hopped thirst quencher
I am really excited about this beer. Sat it in the primary for about 10 days, then a little over 3 weeks in secondary getting clear. It is a little bit darker than the picture, but I find that is a consistent quality in the beers I order from here. I put some plain gelatin in about 5 days before bottling, and it turned out crystal clear. My sample at bottling time was amazing, even warm and flat. The flavors had already blended well.It's been in the bottle a week, and I cracked one open last night to sample. Nice "pffft" when I popped the top, but beer is still flat. Flavor is incredible. The honey added a very nice clovery sweetness that really complements the hops in this beer. Very very well balanced, and flavors meld very well. This will definitely be in the rotation as it is a smooth drinking thirst quencher. My wife had a sip and gave it two thumbs up as well. Typically I pass some beers out for sampling among friends, but I might just keep this one all to myself.
May 15, 2012
Way too easy to drink
I have a problem with this beer. When it's hot, I can't have just one. Easy to make, kit, great flavor (I used the SafeAle yeast). I'm buying again.
April 22, 2010
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I know that extract tends to be darker than all grain but my kolsch came out around 10+ SRM instead of the yellow straw color I expected.
It smells and tastes amazing so I'm not complaining. Is there any chance of obtaining the beautiful straw color shown in your picture while still using extracts?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
Where can the FG be found for the brew kits? The OG is only provided on the instructions.
Javier L on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not provide an FG because there are some variables in it and it is more about flavor in the end than a number. That being said you should see about a 70% attenuation.
This doesnt use Kolsch yeast?
Jacob on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The liquid options produce a lighter body and more attenuation so the honey and dryness make for a very crisp easy drinking beer, since the gravity and alcohol are a little higher, this is how we thought it turned out best - it's a take on kolsch. Cheers

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