A Bohemian Pilsner can also be called a Czech style Pilsner. Bohemia in part of the Czech republic and has a very old and famous brewing history. Much to the chagrin of Germans, the Pilsner was actually invented in this area. It can be slightly sweeter than a German Pisner (although you will certainly find Pisner's in Germany that are less dry like this beer) and you will detect the biscuit, malty taste that makes you feel like you sitting in a beer garden in Prague. This style is best know from a couple of Czech beers, "Pilsner Urquell" an "Budweiser Budvar" (not to be confused with an American beer that "borrowed the name Budweiser) You can also find this style from American Brewers like Osker Blues's "Mama's Little Yella Pils" , Sierra Nevada's "Summer Fest" and others. This beer will be very familiar to you. So many beers are this style or have their roots in this style.
Keep in mind that this beer is a lager and will need to be brewed as such. This means that you will need to ferment the beer at a lower temperature, raise the temperature for diacetyl rest, and then cold crash the beer and lager it for several weeks. A lot of brewers are nervous about doing a lager for the first time. but there's really nothing difficult about it as long as you have the ability to put your beer in a place that has a lower temperature. This is often achieved by using refrigerator or Keezer.
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- 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
- Pilsen Light Malt Extract
- 2 Row Carapils®
- Calcium Chloride Pellets
- Czech Saaz Hop Pellets