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Bohemian Pilsner

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Bohemian Pilsner

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Beer Style: Bohemian Pilsener (2B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Bohemian Pilsener


I have a question about a Bohemian Pilsner I'm brewing. Well, I tasted the stuff in the carboy. It's REALLY SWEET, as compared to most brews I've had, and color is a dark gold.


  • 3.3 lbs. Northwestern Gold ME
  • 4.0 lbs. Alexander's Pale ME
  • 2.0 oz. Saaz plugs (60 minutes-bittering)
  • 1.0 oz. Saaz plugs (30 minutes-flavor)
  • 1.0 oz. Saaz plugs (2 minutes-aroma)
  • 1/2 oz Saaz plugs (dry hop)
  • Wyeast Bohemian Yeast directly from the pack(no starter)

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.021
Final Gravity: 1013
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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I boiled the extract, 1 1/2 gallons water and hops as indicated in the recipe for one hour. Added everything by siphoning into a plastic water jug with 3 gallons cold water. Topped off with cold water. Waited for everything to drop to 65 and pitched the yeast. I let the stuff sit at around 65 for 1 day and then placed it in the back room of my basement where it sits at a nice 45 all day and night.

I racked to a secondary after 12 days (glass carboy) and dry hopped. It's been in the secondary for two days now and I took a SG reading and got 1.013. I had completely forgotten to take an OG reading, but looking at other Pilsner recipies, it seems 1.021 is a common final gravity.