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  1. rolomo

    Concerned about a fast ferment using Saflager W-34/70

    I'm experiencing a very fast fermentation using 34/70. I brewed a lite pilsner, 6 gallons net; pitched 3 packs of the yeast (I didn't have time to make a starter), and set the beer temp to an initial temp of 58f. After 24 hours I dropped the temp to 57. The next day, seeing the fermentation...
  2. cztrollolcz

    Making my own BIAB recipe

    Hello there, I am pretty new to brewing and have tried a few kits (which used extracts), but wanted to move on and try making something thats my own and fits my style a bit better - I am going for a czech lager, but more on the bitter side and with higher abv than is "usual" (just for the record...
  3. tdf

    Exit Dream German Pilsner

    In the spirit of the new year, I wanted to share the recipe for my favorite beer. It's a German style pilsner with a light dry hop, heavily inspired by Russian River STS. It's a deliciously crisp beer with a really nice floral and herbal hop aroma and flavor. It's hard to drink just one. This...
  4. S

    Sierra Nevada’s “Skiesta” Clone??

    Anyone attempted a clone of SN’s Bavarian Lager “Skiesta”? It’s one of my favorite beers by them but it’s all but vanished this year. Wondering if anyone produced a recipe close to it? Sierra’s site claims they used: - Pilsner, Acid, Munich, Biscuit malts - Magnum, Spalt, Tradition hops -...
  5. Simcoepirate

    Hoppy Pils - But Which Hops?

    Hi All, I’m looking to brew a hoppy pilsner soon, aiming for around 35 IBU and utilising a subtle whirlpool and dry hop. 5 gallon batch, looking to use up some hops I have on hand, just not sure which ones... I have: 100g/3.5oz German Perle (fresh pack) 75g/2.6oz Mandarina Barvaria 75g/2.6oz...
  6. S

    Looking for Pelican Brewing Five Fin West Coast Pilsner recipe

    Hello all, I recently tried my first ever Pilsner, which was Five Fin by Pelican Brewing, defined as a "West Coast Pilsner." I was wondering if there are any clone recipes for this brew? On their website, it lists ingredients: Centennial hops, Mandarina Bavaria hops, Sterling hops, Magnum...
  7. J

    First All Grain Attempt... at a Pilsner

    Soooo I might have set my sights a little too high for my first attempt. I have a lot of the information I need to make a gracious (yet probably a fail) attempt at a decoction mash. One thing I’m having a problem with is amount of strike water and sparge water I need. Anyone have any advice or...
  8. Aróchito

    Dry hopping cider with Saaz hop Pellets

    Hey folks, does anyone have experience dry hopping cider with Saaz hops? thanks
  9. Nate R

    Did i pitch too much lager yeast?

    Hey all. So i finally realized the economies of making large yeast starters and saving some. I did a 5 gallon batch of a basic pilsner. I added what is probably about a 2 to 3L starter size of wlp800. I picthed at 47, then let it rise to 54 where i am holding it. This is only my second lager...
  10. T

    Looking to brew a Pilsner... do I need to cold crash?

    Hi all, I am attempting to rekindle my home brewing hobby after a year long hiatus due to work and life in general! If I'm pulling away any positives from the current state of affairs in the world, its that it will give me more time to home-brew! I have only done about 4 brews now, so I am...
  11. Gingerbeardman

    Mangrove Jack Traditional Kit

    Hey, I have recently brewed a Mangrove Jack Lucky Goat Pale Ale (used DME instead of dextroxe, and dry hopped) it turned out quite good, so I thought I would try brewing the Lucid Pils. The instructions say to ferment at 20-25C which is the same instructions for the Pale Ale. This seems quite...
  12. Boozy Mcboozerson

    American Lager Victory Prima Pils Clone

    Fermentables Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill % 6 lb Belgian - Pilsner 37 1.6 56.6% 4 lb German - Pilsner 38 1.6 37.7% 0.6 lb German - Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 5.7% 10.6 lb Total Hops Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU 1.5 oz Saaz Pellet 2.8 First Wort 20.22 1 oz Saaz Pellet 2.8 Boil 45 min...
  13. triskelion

    Bubbling for over a month

    Just did a small batch pilsner smash and noticed it bubbling in the demijohns for a very long time. Did a gravity reading and it had definitely finished up but it was still bubbling like crazy, this is over a month in primary. I bottled and primed with dextrose today. I got a mentos and coke...
  14. snarf7

    Grapefruit Pils - late hop additions

    The wife has tasked me with brewing a grapefruit-inspired summer sipper. something crisp, clean and refreshing. I was planning to use one of my standard pils recipes as the base (mostly Pilsner malt, a little Vienna and Carapils with Saaz or Hallertau for my early bittering addition). For the...
  15. L

    Rising SG and carbonated in primary fermentation

    This is my second batch, and my first attempt at a pilsner. I understand pilsners are meant to be kept at a lower temperature, in my back room it's consistently between 11-14 degrees and the recommended temperature for this brew was 12-15. The initial gravity was 1.038 and after three weeks it...
  16. Kelly13A

    Low OG on pilsner

    brewed my first pilsner today. I poured the cooled wort into my fermenter and added just a bit more water to bring it up to 5 gallons, turns out I added it just a bit past 5 gallons. I took a gravity reading at 62 degrees F before adding the yeast starter, the OG reading was 1.02, which is way...
  17. devils4ever

    First Lager Recipe--Critiques Wanted on Recipe and Techniques

    Having vast experience (decades) with brewing all-grain ales, I've finally decided to do a lager for the first time. In fact, I want to brew 2 lagers on the same day since it saves me time. So, I decided upon a Munich Helles and German Pilsner. Here's the recipes. Munich Helles 10 lbs German...
  18. R

    Indian Pale Lager-ish. Or not?

    I have recently been thinking of brew a quite standard German Pilsner, just 100% Pilsner malt, Saaz and Halleratuer Mittelfrauh as bittering and aroma around 15-20 minuter left, and then just dry hop it with a bit of Citra and Cascade, not to much, just to give it that nice, dry hoppy citrusy...
  19. muzik2go

    New to lager yeasts... did 70 degrees for 36 hours kill my yeast?

    This is the third beer I've brewed. The previous two used a general ale yeast advised to ferment at 65-70, and I thusly assumed this was a standard brewing temperature across all yeast strains. This batch, however, is a pils using Wyeast Czech Pils 2278, and after 36ish hours at 65-70 degrees...
  20. BrewingAroundtheRrealm

    Bringing all of the Hops to the table - Brewing an IPA with all of the hop varieties in the freezer

    I've collected several bulk hops purchases over the last few months. Wanting to use them in something I brewed up an IPA with what I had left. Including a hopshot that I've never used before. The recipe and recipe and full details are available on my website...