Brewing a Czech (Bohemian) Pilsner | Grain to Glass | Classic Styles

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In this video I show you how to brew a classic Czech Pilsner or Bohemian Pilsner. This classic style is a very clean, pale and crisp lager with a noticeable hop bitterness that sets it apart from its German cousin. The final beer turned out at 5.8% ABV with 42 IBUs, a little strong for the style, but overall still quite nice. I wish it was lighter colored still and had more hop nose but I was very pleased with the results nevertheless as it was only my second lager ever.
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Kettle – MegaPot 1.2 10 gallon Stainless Steel Kettle – https://amzn.to/2MoQcPK
Old Kettle – Brewers Best 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle – https://amzn.to/31k3y3H
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The 65% brewhouse efficiency BIAB recipe for 4 gallons into the fermenter is below, along with the links to buy these ingredients from Amazon if you wish, but be aware they will not be as fresh as if you bought them in person from your LHBS:

7.5 lbs German Pilsner malt – https://amzn.to/2RYvdV1
0.5 lb German Carafoam (carapils) malt – https://amzn.to/2XxqEXP

Single infusion mash at 153 F for 90 min

90 minute boil:
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30 min – 1.25 oz Saaz – https://amzn.to/2LHQxwP
10 min – 1 oz Saaz – https://amzn.to/2LHQxwP
0 min – 1 oz Saaz – https://amzn.to/2LHQxwP

OG: 1.054

2 packages rehydrated Saflager 34/70 dry lager yeast – https://amzn.to/2XwMMfK

Ferment 2-3 weeks at 45-50 degrees, raise to 70 for 3 days, lager at 33 degrees for 1 month

FG: 1.010

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