Kolsch Recipe Kit

Item Number: B12020

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AIH Kolsch Extract Recipe Kit

Clean and crisp. This Kolsch will have slight fruity esters. The yeast can give off a white wine like character. Best fermented cool (58 °F-65 °F) to get close to that crisp almost lager like profile. Fermenting between 58 °-65 °? Be sure to ask for Kolsch yeast. Fermenting between 68 °-75 °? Be sure to ask for Ale yeast.

Yield: 5 Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.013
Color / SRM : 4.96
Alcohol by Volume: 5.21%
IBU (anticipated, alpha acids can fluctuate): 20.34

Specialty Grains: Pilsen Avangard Malt, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Tettnanger, Tettnang

Recipe Includes: Liquid Malt, Specialty Grains in a grain bag & Hops
View The Kolsch Recipe Kit Instructions here.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Tasty Kolsch!

Turned out great. It probably fermented a bit warmer than what is suggested, but turned out delicious anyway.

bo schilling
dead yeast

The yeast is dead

Steve Severn

Haven’t brewed it yet


I really am confused by some of the other reviews. This beer was excellent right out of the secondary and never tasted bitter. I used the kolsch yeast and fermented at 58 deg. F. I added a diacetyl rest at the end of fermentation which I really have no idea as to whether that was needed or not. I also used both Irish moss and gelatin. The gelatin caused the bottle conditioning to go long, it required a solid 3 weeks to carbonate. The end result is absolutely excellent beer, perhaps my all time favorite. I am disappointed that I can only make this one in the winter when my crawl space is cool enough!!!!

Brian Patterson

I've made a lot of beer to date and this one is my biggest disappointment. I kegged it and lagered it for 3 months. It's clear and clean, but the bitter aftertaste....and hangover made this one the first one I will most likely throw out to use the keg for something pleasing to consume.

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