Honey Pilsner


Honey Pilsner

makes 5 gallons

3.3 -lbs unhopped Light Malt Syrup
3  lbs Honey
1  lb 10l Crystal Malt
1 oz. Saaz/Sterling Hops (boil 60 mins)
½  oz. Saaz/Sterling Hops (boil 10 mins)
½  oz. Saaz/Sterling Hops (finishing hops, 2 mins)
1  tsp Irish Moss (boil 45 min)
¾ -cup corn sugar for bottling
Imperial A15 Independence or German Lager

Original Gravity 1.0461
Final Gravity 1.013
Alcohol Content 4.2%

Steep crushed malted grain in 2 gallons of 150° water (tap water is about 130°) for 30 minutes. Don’t fret the temp too much, relax. Remove the grain from the hot water with a strainer, then bring water to a boil. When boiling starts, remove pot from burner and add 1 cup malt syrup. Return to a boil, then add Saaz/Sterling hops and boil for 60 minutes. Add Irish Moss for the last 45 minutes of the boil. Add Saaz/Sterling hops for the last 10 minutes of the boil. Add finishing hops for the last 2 minutes of the boil. Then add remainder of malt syrup and the honey and stir to mix, wait 10 minutes to sanitize. Fill your sanitized carboy with 2 gallons of cold water. Strain the hot wort into the carboy and top off to the 5 gallon mark. Add yeast when beer is less than 78°, and ferment at 50-55° for lager yeast or 68° for ale yeasts. Bottle as ususal.