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Old 12-06-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Czech Pilsner

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Saflager S-23
Yeast Starter: Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: 2qt. starter
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 77
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 6.3
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 50
Additional Fermentation: 28 @ 35
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3 @ 62
Tasting Notes: Smooth and easy to drink

11.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 91.7 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 58.2 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [4.00%] (15 min) Hops 13.6 IBU
2.00 oz Saaz [4.00%] (5 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
1.10 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafLager West European Lager (DCL Yeast #S-23) [Starter 1893 ml] Yeast-Lager

Honestly, this was only my second lager. I am more of a dark brew drinker but most of my friends from the backwoods of TN like the ligher brews like Miller Lite, Bud, Coors, etc...

Well, since I like to keep the dark stuff for me I decided I'd give this Pilsner a try. It actually turned out really good even though I'm not really into the lighter colored brews.

I found a recipe on the web and tweaked it a bit by adding the Crystal and changing the yeast used.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Tim
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if your friends mostly like lite BMC beers then a beer with IBU of 77 would probably seem insanely bitter to them. maybe try cutting those hop additions to 1oz each.
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Holy Crappp thats alot of hops... Its like an India Pale Pilsner, mmmmm.
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