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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Here is a list of my equipment as of filming this video and where you can buy it for yourself!
Kettle – MegaPot 1.2 10 gallon Stainless Steel Kettle –
Old Kettle – Brewers Best 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle –
Hydrometer –
Racking Cane/Siphon –
Tubing –
Bucket Fermenter –
7 gallon PET Carboy –
Bottling Bucket –
Hand Capper –
Brew bag –
12 oz brown bottles –
Yeast starter flask –
Stir Plate –
Plastic 3 gallon carboy –
Glass 3 gallon carboy –
Wort chiller –
Benchtop capper –
HotRod Heat Stick –
Spoon –

Not sure if you want to brew 5 gallons of beer all at once? Get your feet wet in the hobby like I did with this 1 gallon kit –

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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 –
0.5 lb German Carafoam (carapils) malt –

Single infusion mash at 153 F for 90 min

90 minute boil:
60 min – 1.5 oz Saaz –
30 min – 1.25 oz Saaz –
10 min – 1 oz Saaz –
0 min – 1 oz Saaz –

OG: 1.054

2 packages rehydrated Saflager 34/70 dry lager yeast –

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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