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Partial Mash World Heritage - Kolsch Beer

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Partial Mash World Heritage - Kolsch Beer
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Kolsch is a style of beer originating in Cologne, Germany. The appearance is bright and clear with a straw-coloured hue. It is fermented with a top-fermenting yeast and then chilled in a similar way to pilsner lagers. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a slightly malty sweetness. German hops accentuate the flavour, which can be described as soft and delicate with very little bitterness. This is an easy-drinking beer that can be enjoyed any time of year. 

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What is it?

Kolsch is a style of beer originating in Cologne, Germany. The appearance is bright and clear with a straw-coloured hue. It is fermented with a top fermenting yeast and then chilled in a similar way to pilsner lagers. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a slightly malty sweetness. German hops accentuate the flavour, which can be described as soft and delicate with very little bitterness. This is an easy-drinking beer that can be enjoyed any time of year. 

World Heritage Range

World Heritage Kits allow you to master your craft, and brew beers which are close to classic styles from around the world. Iconic favourites and traditional styles sit alongside new emerging flavours from developing regions. No compromise has been made in developing the World Heritage range. The range is constantly being expanded as we explore the continents to find new exciting styles and flavours.

What Makes The Dark Rock Partial Mash Range So Special?

Most economy beer kits are supplied with 1.5kg of malt, or up to 1.8kg for standard kits. Many brewers now prefer to pay a little extra for boxed premium kits, which tend to include 3kg malt. The higher the malt content, the better the body and taste will be. You really do get what you pay for in this respect. Dark Rock Partial Mash kits contain a whopping 3.5kg of malt extract and that is without counting the malt grains! This puts them ahead of the pack in terms of malt content and gives the beer a massive quality advantage. Couple that with a really generous quantity of the freshest and best quality hops, and you have a beer which is pretty much impossible to beat without heading into all grain mashing territory. Even the most avid all grain aficionados supplement their stocks with Dark Rock Partial Mash beers. The reason they give is that the quality is right up there and the brewing time and complexities are greatly reduced.

What's Included?

  • 3.5kg Premium Brewery Quality Liquid Malt Extract
  • Genuine Brewer's Yeast Sachet
  • Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets 
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Muslin straining bag
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Fermenter and keg ID stickers
  • Full instructions

Allergy Advice: May include barley and other cereals, containing gluten


Specifications

  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 5.1%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.011 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 10-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 4 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)

What Equipment Do You Need?

Basic beer making equipment (5g fermenter, airlock, syphon tube with sediment trap, hydrometer, Suresan sanitiser, bottles or barrel). These are available under the starter kit section on this website. You will also need a stainless steel pan (15 litres minimum capacity), and a thermometer

Tips

A sachet of Pure Brew is included with this kit in order to achieve a commercial quality. Pure Brew is a professional beer enhancer. It feeds the yeast with essential nutrients, which supercharge the fermentation and support yeast development (even in limited oxygen conditions). Pure Brew also treats brewing water to eliminate problems caused by Chlorine and Chloramine (which can create a medicinal or as it is sometimes referred to, a "homebrew" taste) The condition of brewing water is critical to achieving optimum results but this important area is often overlooked. By using Pure Brew, you can effectively and easily condition brewing water, and maximise effective fermentation. We strongly recommend using Pure Brew with all of your beers to improve their quality.

The addition of beer finings will improve the final quality of your beers. Starbrite finings are included with this kit. They will help your beer to clear quickly and the sediment will be more likely to stay at the bottom of bottles or barrels. If you are using Corny Kegs then it is important to clear the beer as much as possible before kegging. Beer Finings will promote a faster and more efficient fall out of sediment and haze particles prior to kegging. Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with home brewers. It is suitable for all beers.

A muslin grain bag is included with this kit. You could consider investing in a metal hop spider to upgrade your equipment. The hop spider would sit inside your boiling pan and allow you to drop hops into the pan in a controlled way. Hop Spiders allow hops to boil with more free flow space around them. They are easily cleaned and can be re-used over and over again.

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