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Kolsch HomeBrew Recipe

german style kolsch
german style kolsch
german style kolsch


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: German Style Kolsch
Target ABV: 5.0%
Target IBUs: 28
4.5/ 5

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Posted March 16, 2014 by


All Grain Kolsch HomeBrew Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Style Kolsch. Medium-light bodied golden ale with crisp flavors of fresh malts and mild spicy hops. Clean finish with low bitterness. Works well as an easy drinking session beer.



7.5 lbs Pale 2-row Malt

2 lbs Wheat Malt

1 lb Vienna Malt

4 oz. Flaked Wheat

Hops (pellets):

1 oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Hallertauer 5%a,  10 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP029 German Kolsch Yeast or Wyeast 2565 Kolsch


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 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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