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Bon Bon Kolsch

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Bon Bon Kolsch

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Beer Style: Kölsch  (6C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 13 US gallons



Lagers tend to be the go-to summer beer here in the United States, largely because of the prominence of commercial macro lagers.

We know it can be difficult for homebrewers to lager in the warmer months, so try out this hybrid Bon-Bon Kolsch which makes for a lager-like beer while fermenting at ale temperatures.


  • 17.0 lb (7.71 kg) | Pilsner malt
  • 3.0 lb (1.36 kg) | Wheat malt
  • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) | Crystal malt
  • 1.5 oz (43 g) | German Tradition whole hops, 5% a.a. (45 min)
  • 1.5 oz (43 g) | German Select whole hops, 4% a.a. (45 min)
  • 1.5 oz (43 g) | German Tettnanger whole hops, 3% a.a. (30 min)
  • WLP001 California Ale yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7 Days
Secondary Ferment: 4 Weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 4.7%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 13.00 US Gallons

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Mash grains at 104°F (40°C) for 90 minutes. Raise temperature to 140°F (60°C) and hold for 90 minutes. Raise to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 60 minutes.
Ferment in primary for seven days at 68°F (20°C). Rack to secondary and hold at 50°F (10°C) for four weeks.