A Kölsch is the perfect summer beer, but it is enjoyed all year 'round thoughout the world. It's clean and crisp, straight from the wonders of Cologne (Köln), Germany. Use soft water and try cold conditioning the beer once it is finished for the results that will have you saying “Prost!”
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Kölsch - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
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Kölsch was Germany's response to the British Pale Ale, and originates from Cologne (Köln), Germany. Kölsch is defined by it's warm fermentation, followed by lagering at cold temperatures. Has a bright, slightly yellow tint very similar to a German Pale Lager. Typically, Kölsch beers are made with one type of pilsner malt.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 150 degrees
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 5.1%
- Bitterness: 26.7 IBUs
- Est. Color: 3.8 SRM
- Ferment at 60-68 Degrees
- Vienna Malt
- Pilsner Malt
- German Hallertau Mittelfruh Hop Pellets
Hit all readings during brewing and fermentation. Easy to follow recipe
Kit was great. I was worried about getting it clear, but it turned out fine. Cooked it up and lagered it for 4 weeks. Kegging it up this weekend and saving it for our spring break vacation.