German Pilsner (Lager) - All Grain Kit

German Pilsner (Lager) - All Grain Kit

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Our all grain kits are our own tried and tested recipes. Included in the kits are the Grain Bill only, Grain Bill + Yeast or Grain Bill + Yeast + Hops needed to make 20L of beer. The grain is pre-milled ready to be used in any BIAB, Grainfather/single vessel or multi vessels system. Feel free to purchase just the grain kit and add your own preference of hops and/or yeast to your order

Hallmarked by the generous use of the Saaz hop, Bohemian or Czech pilsners are also noted for their rich gold color, fat maltiness and moderate to full body. Generally brewed to 10-12° Plato. in Czech these beers are simply called Světlý Ležák. Sometimes served cloudy and unfiltered with young wort mixed in, known as Kvasnicova in the Czech Republic, the same as what is known as krausening in Germany. Regardless of origin, to be a pilsner a beer must have at least 28 units of bitterness, and preferably much more.

Brew up a batch and let us know how you like it!

German Pilsner

German Pils

Batch Volume: 23 L
Boil Time: 90 min

Vitals

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity (Fixed): 1.012
IBU (Tinseth): 38
BU/GU: 0.79
Colour: 7.7 EBC

Mash

Temperature — 63 °C — 30 min
Temperature — 67 °C — 30 min
Mash out — 76 °C — 10 min

Malts

4.5 kg (90%) — Gladfield German Pilsner Malt — Grain — 4 EBC
500 g (10%) — Gladfield Gladiator Malt — Grain — 10 EBC

Hops

20 g (27 IBU) — Magnum 12% — Boil — 60 min
25 g (7 IBU) — Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 4% — Boil — 20 min
25 g (4 IBU) — Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 4% — Boil — 10 min

Yeast

3 pkg — Fermentis W-34/70 Saflager Lager 83%

If you would like to try adding Brewers Clarex to ensure a brilliant chill haze free clarity and reduce gluten you can add 1ml at yeast pitch.

Note: This kit only comes with 1 packet of yeast so you will need to make a 2L starter using 200g of LDME. Alternatively you can purchase 2 additional packets of W-34/70

Fermentation

Pressure Fermentation

Primary — 15 °C — 15 PSI — 14 days
Diacetyl Rest — 20 °C — 10 PSI — 3 days
Cold Crash — 0 °C — 12 PSI — 10 days

Non-pressure Fermentation

Primary — 11 °C — 14 days
Diacetyl Rest — 20 °C — 3 days
Cold Crash — 0 °C — 10 days

Brewfather Recipe