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Not So Hoppy German Pilsner

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Not So Hoppy German Pilsner

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Beer Style: German Pilsner (Pils)  (2A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 3.25 US gallons

German Pilsner (Pils)
Beer Color


A not so hopped up version of a German Pils, with a very nice balance of malt to bitterness.


  • 5 lbs 8 oz Pilsner (Weyermann)
  • 8 oz Vienna Malt (Weyermann)
  • .60 oz Perle [7.2%] - FWH 60 min
  • .20 oz Perle [7.2%] - Boil 30 min
  • .50 oz Saaz [2.8%] - Boil 10 min
  • .50 oz Saaz [2.8%] - Boil 2 min
  • WLP830 German Lager Yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 11 Days
Secondary Ferment: 14 days (Lager)

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Color SRM: 2.9  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 33
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 3.25 US Gallons

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Mash 60 min. @ 150 F (65.5 C). Using following water profile:

Ca 42 Mg 5 Na 0 SO4 75 Cl 34

Boil 60 min. using hop additions from above.

Ferment @ 55 degrees until terminal gravity (took about 11 days), cold crash, fine with gelatin, and lager for 2 weeks.

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review rating
 Reviewed by John on Sun Dec 13 2020

Tried this one as my 1st batch that wasn't in a kit. I adjusted the recipe to do 5 gallons and it came out great will continue to do this recipe in the future.

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 Reviewed by BrewGinner on Wed Jan 22 2020

I may be slightly impartial since I brewed this, but this is a very good beer. If you thing is mild hopped Pilsner's, you might want to give this one a shot.