Pilsner - Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils Clone

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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.

Brewery: Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Brewery website: https://bierstadtlager.com/

Author: Michael Bury

Source: BYO July/Aug 2018

Style: Pilsner

Tasting Notes: This is a perfect summer beverage with its dry, crisp and bitter finish supported by notes of biscuit and crackers from the malt.


19L @ 65% efficiency

OG 1.047
FG 1.012
ABV  4.5
SRM  3
IBU  33
Mash Temp 65.5°C (150°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
German Pilsner
 9.5 lb  Mash 60 min
Hallertau Mittelfruh
 28g  First wort
Hallertau Mittelfruh  43g  Boil 30 min
Hallertau Mittelfruh  28g  Flameout (0 min)

Yeast included with this kit: W-34/70

Notes: The original recipe calls for 0.5lb acidulated malt but I have removed that as it is only added to adjust mash pH and will be dependent on your water profile.  It is more accurate to monitor your mash pH, know your waters profile and adjust accordingly with liquid lactic acid. Do not worry about this if you are not doing water adjustments.

A step mash or decoction mash profile is recommended for this beverage to stay true to the authentic brewing methods however I have simplified the mash temp to a single infusion which most brewers use.  A 90 boil is also recommended for this beverage.  

Liquid yeast recommendations:

White Labs: WLP830, WLP833

Escarpment Labs: Isar, Autobahn