Kolsch One Gallon Beer Kit

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woman drinking beerYour Kolsch Beer Kit is the recipe for the flagship beer of Cologne, Germany. Kölsch is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking ale with a straw-yellow hue. It is similar to a pilsner but is less hoppy, a bit sweeter and uses pale malts and a small amount of wheat to create its signature flavor. 

  • IBUs: 17 - 21
  • OG: 1.042 - 1.046
  • FG: 1.010 - 1.013
  • ABV: 4.25% - 4.75%
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Color: Pale Gold



If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Kolsch Beer one gallon beer kit

Equipment kit includes:

  • 2 gallon Fermenting Bucket with Lid 
  • Clear One Gallon Glass Jug 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Mini Auto-Siphon 
  • Beer Bottle Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Econolock
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • Test Jar
  • Equipment Instructions
  • Double Lever Capper
  • Bottle Filler

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Kolsch Beer Beer beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your Kolsch Beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Kolsch Beer is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. Bottles do not come with caps.

one gallon jug

Glass Jug  

The one gallon jug pictured here is the standard size for your Kolsch Beer one gallon kit. 


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 

two gallon fermenterFermenters

The fermenter pictured here is standard for your Kolsch Beer one gallon beer kit.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Kolsch Beer over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 


Pouring your Kolsch Beer wort into a jug can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 


It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch your Kolsch Beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 one gallon jug brushOne Gallon Jug Brush

Keeping your secondary fermenters clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your Kolsch Beer. This brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles, jugs, and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Kolsch Beer, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  





"Kölsch" has protected geographical indication (PGI) within the European Union. Any beer that can bear its name must be made within 31 miles of Cologne, Germany and brewed according to the Kölsch Konvention guidelines.