DetailsKolsch is associated with the city of Cologne, Germany. Our Kolsch recipe is a light, slightly fruity beer that is hard to find at your local liquor store. This unique recipe benefits by a cool secondary fermentation. Liquid yeast is recommended for best results.
Ingredients: 7 lbs. 2-Row barley, 2 lbs. wheat, 12 oz. Bonlander Munich, 4 oz. Caramel 10L, 2 oz. of hops, priming sugar, and yeast. (Liquid yeast recommended for this kit)
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.016 ReviewsMy personal bestI followed instructions that closely track the way the German brewmeisters do it in Cologne, Germany. Two weeks in primary at 65 deg F, followed by 4 weeks in secondary at 40 deg F. It has been a few years since I have had the privilege of drinking a true German Kolsch in Germany, but I think my brew was in the ballpark. It did take almost 3 weeks before clearing started to happen. Absolutely the finest brew I have achieved so far. Will be doing this kit again.September 21, 2011My favorite!This was my second all grain batch. so I was still inexperienced when brewing this ale, but I found a new favorite! The Kolsch was fairly dry with a smooth finish, very tasty and pleasant on the palate. It is now my personal favorite. I will definitely be brewing more of this in the future!March 13, 2012Easy and goodGreat beer. 2wks in fermenter. 2wks in bottles. Just moved to refrigerator. So 6 weeks total. Swing top bottles, chilled glass. It was perfect.February 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoVery Solid Kolsch!Overall very good beer and often hard to find. I would either reduce or remove the wheat malt as a traditional Kolsch rarely has wheat in it. Also make sure to ferment it in the upper 50's low 60's in the secondary for 3-6 weeks for a much cleaner beer! Or even better Lager it in the secondary if you have the means. This is one everyone should try.June 26, 2012Kolsch!Just got done bottling this kit and it is wonderful! The color is darker than I expected, but it is definitely a kolsch worthy of Cologne. Highly recommend!October 6, 2012A Great Beer!!This was my first all grain beer. It turned out great! I kegged it and after letting it condtion for about 2 1/2 weeks,I tested it out on a few of my friends and the keg only lasted a few hours,enough said!_x000D_ I will be making this again. _x000D_February 25, 2013love itI cant believe this kit didn't make the top 5 selling kits at midwest. I brew this kit every 3 to 4 kits.February 26, 2013Needs a little more lager timeI treated this kolsch like a lager. Fermented at 57-60 for a week, gave a rest, and has been lagering for 3 weeks. Did a slight taste test (been lagering in a keg) and it seemed to be pretty good. Attribute the off tastes to the beer being a little young but have high hopes for this one. The liquid yeast gave some esters but pretty crisp beer thus far.March 2, 2013Excellent recipe!Very drinkable Clean and crisp. Better than a lager, Fermentation at 58 with wyeast 2565 1 liter starter, I used the Kolsch Malt instead of wheat the recipe calls for. Only problem is I�?���ll have to wait till next winter to brew another!April 5, 2013kolschTHIS IS GOOD BEER! I did add Irish moss, as I do all of my beers...but thats the only addition I made. Beer was great! I used white labs yeast and made a starter, fermented at 67*. WOW...just like the stuff you buy at the store!May 23, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 13 answersHow many gallons does it make?BEST ANSWER: This was my first all grain kit. I usually brew extract because of less time involved. I used grain bags with 6 gal. water ,steeped for 60 min. then rinse with 1 gal. of 120 degree tap water( we have very good well water) . Boil for 1 hr. with lid half on as not to lose too much water. Should end up with a little over 5 gal. for fermenting. Which should net 5 gal. Have done this several times and worked well. GOOD KIT !