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Recipe: Czech Plz!

Besides a hearty embrace of spicy Saaz hops, this partial-mash recipe for a Czech-style pilsner includes a method for pressurized fermentation in a corny keg.

Annie Johnson Oct 10, 2021 - 3 min read

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For more about brewing pilsner with extracts as well as fermenting lager under pressure using a spunding valve, see No Rests for the Wicked: Extracting the Elegance of No-Pressure Pilsner.


Batch size: 4.75 gallons (18 liters)
OG: 1.056
FG: 1.015
IBUs: 40
ABV: 5.2%

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Annie Johnson is an experienced R&D brewer, IT specialist, and national beer judge. Her awards include 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year honors.