Bohemian Pilsner

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

This pilsner has a nice golden-blond color and complex maltiness from the traditional floor malted Bohemian pilsner malt that makes up the majority of this recipe.  It has a nice gentle, complimentary hop flavor and aroma from the blend of European noble hops used in this recipe but the hops do not stand in the way of the malt.     

While this recipe was designed and is highly recommended to be brewed as a lager (requiring temperature control), it also can be fermented as an ale with a clean ale yeast with good results.

This kits gives you all the ingredients you need (malt, hops and yeast) to brew this beverage.

All malts for this kit come milled and are supplied mixed in one bag.  Grains are not milled until the kit has been purchased.  Milled grains will last for up to one year provided they are kept sealed in the bag they come in.  If you are not brewing right away please put the hops in the freezer and the yeast in the fridge to keep them fresh.

Kit Specs:

Quantity of malt - 6.354kg

Color - 3.8 SRM

IBU's - 40

ABV - 5.8% (70% mash efficiency and 23L final volume)


Lager kit - Fermentis S-189 or W34/70

Ale kit - Fermentis US-05



To add this recipe to your beverageSmith, simply click the download button below and open the file with your beverageSmith program. Alternatively, save the file, open your beverageSmith application, click on "File" menu (top left), select "Open File" and navigate to the downloaded file. Once open you can customize this recipe to your equipment.