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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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Old 01-02-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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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.
is there anything to be said for saying another mass?
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Holy Crappp thats alot of hops... Its like an India Pale Pilsner, mmmmm.
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