Red Kolsch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Red Kolsch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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An interesting take on a Kölsch.  Inspired by our craving for German Kölsch Beers, we tried to capture the drinkability but enhance the color and maltiness. Imagine a ale beer that is ruby in color and drinks like a lager! This is it!

Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-1.048
SRM (Color Range): 17
IBU's: 19-22
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



ABV %5
Beer StyleBlonde & Kolsch
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range55-63
Brewing MethodExtract
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Everybody loves my kolsch, so thought i'd try this one.
J U on Sep 9, 2020
My wife favorite beer
Doug K on Nov 21, 2018
Everybody loves my kolsch, so thought i'd try this one.
J U on Sep 9, 2020
i like Kolsch. This red is interesting
Kyle Lane on May 14, 2020
My wife favorite beer
Doug K on Nov 21, 2018
i like Kolsch. This red is interesting
Kyle Lane on May 14, 2020

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Easy brew day
Brew day went well. Active fermentation started within 24 hours. Should've let it ferment an extra week because it turned out a bit sweeter than I expected. Fermented in corny keg at about 12-15 psi at 75 average temp. One happy with the results.
June 4, 2020
4 months ago
Big BANG for the buck.
Great twist on Kölsch at a great price.
May 14, 2019
1 year ago
Good kit
Easy to brew. Nice dark color with a decent malt backbone. VERY drinkable. I added coriander and dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace for a nice lemony aftertaste. Good kit!
February 6, 2017
My First
This was my first adventure in home brewing. I bought the kit because I had a German exchange student a few years back from Cologne. She sends me the real thing from time to time, and I wanted to see if I could do it here.

I got good results, but I did not use a hops bag, and ended up leaving all the hops in for the whole fermentation.

Even with the colossal error, this turned out great. A bit more hoppy (think Kolsch IPA LOL) than I wanted, but I guess I got everything out of the hops.

February 8, 2014
end of the free dry yeast?
I used to love getting this kit as a filler with the free S05 yeast that was included. oh well, at least the price increase is a lot less than some of my other favorite kits (janet's brown)
January 22, 2014