Kolsch Extract Beer Recipe Kit
This pale, light-bodied golden ale is copyrighted by, brewed in, and named for the German city of Kön. 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|
This is the first thing I've brewed that I would be happy to pay for in a restaurant. Pretty much my perfect beer and my wife is making me order more
I've always wanted to brew my own beer and I finally started with this Kolsch kit. I enjoyed the few times I picked grapes with my dad so he could make wine, but that was a short lived effort on his part because he says his wine sucked. So I did not have high expectations for my first effort at beer brewing. I just now finally tasted my beer and I am delighted to report that it is nothing short of excellent. I thought this would be complicated and that I would find a way to screw it up on my first try but I was totally wrong - it was not complicated and I made excellent beer. This recipe is delicious, but I did adjust things a bit. first, I used an extra amount of yeast at the beginning. Second, I let the second fermentation go for almost 3 months instead of the 6-8 weeks in the recipe. The bubbler showed that things were still active during the whole time so I let it do it's thing for an extra several weeks. Finally, I could wait no more and went ahead with the bottling process. One week later, I have 40 pint sized bottles of one of the best beers I've ever tasted. The beer brewing scene in my area of the country is advanced I have had a long appreciation for non-commercial beer. After all the many many beers I've had, I'm astonished that I just brewed one of the best beers I've ever tasted and on my first try at brewing. It's crisp and refreshing and amazingly flavorful. Mine came out with a saison/lager like flavor if that makes sense. It's uniquely delicious and I'm thrilled with the results. I can't recommend this recipe more and I can't wait to brew it again.
If you like Kolsch, this kit will make you very happy. Followed all directions with primary fermentation at 60F for 2 weeks followed by secondary at 60F for 2 weeks and bottle at RT (77F) for 2 weeks. As with the previous 2 brewings with this kit, the results were excellent. Clear, crisp and delightful. Highly recommend.
Yummo! Prior to this I was not a big fan of Kolsch's, but you guys changed my mind. As always it was an easy brew and fermentation process using the Extract Kit. Then anticipation struck! C'mon baby daddy wants some beer and then the heavens opened and low and behold a Kolsch was born. Smooth, tasty, floral....mmmm good! Thanks again for a great brew. Mattman