German Pilsner


German Pilsner

Extract with grains - makes 5 gallons

6.6 -lbs unhopped Light Malt Syrup
1  lb German Pilsner Malt
¾  lb Dextrin Malt
 oz Northern Brewer Hops (boil 45 min) 9 HBU's total (25 IBU's)
1 oz Tettnanger Hops (boil 15 min)
1 tsp Irish Moss (boil 45 min)
¾ -cup corn sugar for bottling
Imperial Organic Yeast L13 Global yeast

original gravity 1.049
final gravity 1.014
Alcohol: 4.5%

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 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.

All Grain Version:

Replace the unhopped light malt syrup with 9 pounds of additional Pilsner malt for a total of 10 lbs of pilsner malt.