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Batch Size (gallons)5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style2B. Bohemian Pilsener
Original Gravity1.050
Final Gravity1.013
ABV4.86% (basic)   /   4.84% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color3.2 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastWyeast 2124 (Bohemian Lager)

Pilsner (Weyermann)10 lbs93%1.7
Melanoidin (Weyermann) 6 oz3.5%27
Cara-Pils/Dextrine 6 oz3.5%2

Saaz (First Wort)1 oz904%25.3
Saaz (Boil)1 oz604%11.8
Saaz (Steep/whirlpool).5 oz04%0

DirectionsVery balanced water profile, somewhat light. 75 Calcium, 50 Chloride, 50 Sulfate. Quarter tablet Campden in strike water, quarter tablet in sparge water.

Mash at 150 for 75 minutes

Double sparge with slightly acidified second sparge water

Boil for 90 minutes

Whirfloc Tablet and Yeast Nutrient added with 5 minutes left in boil

7 days at 45F

Ramp to D-rest 3 days at 70F

Ramp down to 32 F

Lager for 90 days. (Try after 30 day lager. But this yeast takes quite long to lager out the sulfur character).

This yeast was still very sulfury after 30 day lager period. Improved, but still somewhat sulfury at 60 days. At 90 days, it peaked, the hops began to drop out, and it placed 2nd in NHC first round and advanced to finals.

Credits2ND Place 2015 Chicago NHC, score of 40.

This all grain Bohemian Pilsener homebrew recipe was submitted by brewcrewkevin.