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Beer Style: Kölsch  (6C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons



Delicious Kolsch Ale - medium weight, not very bitter, very refreshing.


  • 5 lbs. Pilsen dry malt extract (DME)
  • Specialty Malts: 0.75 lb Belgian Pale Ale Barley, 0.75 lb Caravienna, 0.25 lb Crystal 40
  • Hops (pellets): 0.75 oz. Fuggle at 60 min. and 0.75 oz. Amarillo at 5 min.
  • Kolsch Yeast, White Labs WLP02
  • 4 oz. dextrose for bottling

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 2 weeks

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Soak the specialty malts in a mess bag at about 150 degrees F for an hour. Pull them out. Add DME being careful to avoid a boil over. After all the DME is dissolved, bring to a full boil and add Fuggle. Boil for an hour. Five minutes before the hour is up, add the Amarillo.

Cool the wort, pitch the yeast, ferment in a carboy for 2 weeks. I did not use a secondary fermentation for this but you could. Add the dextrose before bottling.