That is one way. Another is to boil some hops in a DME mix with 1.040 gravity for about an hour, cool and add to your carboy. How much volume you will need for that is beyond me.
A tea of water and hops would work, it just wouldn't be as bitter (someone may need to second this opinion) and would dilute your kolsch.
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