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Recipe: Pitelnost 12° Czech-Style Pale Lager

This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite pale lagers in Czechia: The Benedict Světlý Ležák 12° from Prague’s Břevnov Monastery Brewery.

Evan Rail , Joe Stange Feb 26, 2022 - 3 min read

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We can’t get the distinctive heirloom Saaz hops used in Břevnov’s Benedict, but we can be inspired by its aromatic profile and traditional mash process to brew a distinctive světlý ležák of our own.

For more about the meaning of pitelnost and the pale lagers of the Břevnov Monastery Brewery in Prague, see Brewer’s Perspective: Brewing for Supreme Drinkability at Břevnov.


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