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Ballast Point Pale Ale Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Ballast Point Pale Ale Clone
Ballast Point Pale Ale Clone
Ballast Point Pale Ale Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Kolsch
Target ABV: 5.2%
Target IBUs: 23
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Posted September 18, 2013 by


All Grain German Style Kolsch HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for  Kolsch, similar to Ballast Point Pale Ale. Medium-light bodied golden ale with crisp flavors of grainy malts and mild spicy hops. Clean finish with low bitterness.



8 lbs Pale 2-row Malt

2 lbs Wheat Malt

1 lb Munich Malt

Hops (pellets):

1.25 oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 60 minutes

3/4 oz. Hallertauer 5%a,  5 minutes

Yeast: White Labs WLP029 German Kolsch Yeast or Wyeast 2565 Kolsch


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 60-64 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 3-4 weeks.

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