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Bohemian Pilsner Recipe

Try this clean and crisp pilsner with a spicy hops aroma and flavor, now updated with a gluten-reduced option.

Hops & Berries 1 year, 3 months ago

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Clean and crisp with a spicy hops aroma and flavor, this beer needs to ferment cool (50–55°F/10–13°C) and lager for six weeks, but it is well worth the time and patience.

We’ve updated this recipe to include the addition of gluten-reducing enzymes, if you want a gluten-reduced beer. Without testing a finished batch, we can make no guarantees of the amount of gluten that will remain in the beer you brew, so test before you drink if you or your friends are gluten-sensitive.

Estimated OG: 1.055
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated IBUs: 40
Estimated ABV: 5.7%

ALL-GRAIN RECIPE

MALT/GRAIN BILL

7 lb (3.2 kg) German Pilsner
3 lb (1.4 kg) Vienna
0.5 lb (227 g) Acidulated malt
0.5 lb (227 g) Carafoam

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Sorachi Ace at 60 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 20 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 5 minutes

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. For a gluten-reduced beer, add 10 ml (one vial) of White Labs Clarity Ferm when you pitch the yeast.

YEAST

Bohemian Lager (Wyeast 2000 / 2001 / 2278) (White Labs WLP 800 / 802)

PARTIAL MASH RECIPE

EXTRACT/GRAIN BILL

5 lb (2.3 kg) Pale liquid malt extract
2 lb (907 g) German Pilsner
1 lb (454 g) Vienna
0.5 lb (227 g) Acidulated malt
0.5 lb (227 g) Carafoam

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Sorachi Ace at 60 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 20 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 5 minutes

DIRECTIONS

Mash grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. . For a gluten-reduced beer, add 10 ml (one vial) of White Labs Clarity Ferm when you pitch the yeast.

YEAST

Bohemian Lager (Wyeast 2000 / 2001 / 2278) (White Labs WLP 800 / 802)

EXTRACT RECIPE

EXTRACT/GRAIN BILL

7.5 lb (3.4 kg) Pale liquid malt extract
1 lb (454 g) Carafoam
0.5 lb (227 g) 10 L Crystal malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Sorachi Ace at 60 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 20 minutes
1.5 oz (42 g) Saaz at 5 minutes

DIRECTIONS

Steep grains for 30 minutes at 160°F (71°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. For a gluten-reduced beer, add 10 ml (one vial) of White Labs Clarity Ferm when you pitch the yeast.

YEAST

Bohemian Lager (Wyeast 2000/2001/2278) (White Labs WLP 800/802)

Recipe is built to yield a batch size of 5 gallons (19 liters) and assumes 72% brewhouse efficiency. Recipe courtesy of Hops & Berries (hopsandberries.com), Fort Collins, Colorado.

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