Czech Pilsner Extract Beer Recipe Kit
If we had to pick just one style that embodies everything a beer should be, Czech Pilsner might be it: this lager showcases both malt and hops but allows some expression of yeast character; mellow enough to drink a few half-liters but technical enough to demand care in brewing.
Clear, deep golden color, foamy white head, medium-full body with caramelly malt and spicy hop character, firm bitterness giving way to a soft finish.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Style||Pale Lager|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Good kit. I find all the blends by NB to be very good.
Easy to brew, crisp and refreshing
First time making a pilsner. Fermented in the kegerator came out really well. Not as crisp as I would hope but probably needed more yeast. I'd buy it again
This Czech Pilsner checks all the right boxes. It has a great color, it has a great mouth feel and just the right balance of hops and malts giving it a real balanced flavor. In Prague they truly celebrate their beer culture and this beer would not disappoint. The Czech word for "good" is dobre'.
I had read that you can brew lager above traditional lagering temps if you use Saflager 34/70. The package says the max temp is 71F for that yeast. That may be so, but for this batch of beer, I'll never know, because a certain lady in my life turned the thermostat up to 75F. Mea culpa for not noticing for three weeks. So, I have a fine banana ale on tap now. Will probably become more pilsner-ish with time in the cooler. I hope.