Bohemian Pilsner - All-Grain Recipe Kit

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Bohemia is now a region in the Czech Republic and this beer is also called a Czech style Pilsner.  Although a lot of Germans might try to deny it, the Czechs are actually credited with inventing the Pilsner.  This style is slightly sweeter than a German Pilsner and will have malt, biscuit like flavors.  The most famous versions of this beer would be the Czech's "Pilsner Urquell" and "Budweiser Budvar" (the Czech beer, not to be confused with an American Beer with a similar name). Many American breweries also brew this style including Sierra Nevada's "Summer Fest", Osker Blues's "Mama's Little Yella Pils" and others.  This is one of the great old style beers.  It is a classic and brewing it is stepping back in time.  It is  a lager, so like all lagers it must be fermented at a lower temperature, then raised for Diacetyl rest and then cold crashed and lagered for several weeks.  Expect to enjoy this beer, it is an old friend as so many beers you drink today are this style or came out of this style.

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Bohemian Pilsner - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions



Style Overview: 
Bohemian Pilsners have been around since the 1840s and are from the area of Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). They have a rich, complex malt that's complimented by the use of the Czech Saaz hops giving it a floral-like flavor. They typically have a pale gold to deep gold color, with great head retention and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 150
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 5.5 %
  • Bitterness: 43 IBUs
  • Est. Color: 3.6 SRM


  • Pilsner Malt
  • 2 Row Carapils®
  • Calcium Chloride Pellets


  • Czech Saaz Hop Pellets