Bohemian (Czech) Pilsner


Bohemian (Czech) Pilsner

makes 5 gallons

6.6 -lbs unhopped Light Malt Syrup
½  lb 20l Crystal Malt
1  lb Pilsner Malt
½  lb Dextrin Malt
2 oz Saaz Hops (boil 45 min) 12 HBU's total
1 oz Saaz Hops (boil 30 min)
1 oz Saaz Hops (boil 15 min)
1 tsp Irish Moss (boil 45 min)
¾ -cup corn sugar for bottling
Imperial L28 Urkel yeast

original gravity 1.049
final gravity 1.014
Alcohol: 4.3%

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 boiling hops and Irish Moss and boil for 45 minutes. Add 2nd addition of hops for last 30 minutes of the boil. Add 3rd addition of hops for the last 15 minutes of the boil. Then add remainder of malt syrup 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 75°, and ferment at 50-55°. Cooler temperatures cause fermentation to go slower, about 3-4 weeks. Be Patient! Bottle as usual.