A traditional Bohemian Pilsner with a rich, complex maltiness and a crisp finish.
Our Bohemian Pilsner is deep gold in appearance with a high bitterness and long lasting creamy head. The yeast employed is a classic German Pilsner yeast that leaves a very clean taste.
The yeast under the lid is an 11g pack of Fermentis W34/70 lager yeast, the most famous and most widespread German lager yeast.
This product is designed to be used with 1.0-1.5 kg (2.2-3.3lbs) of WilliamsWarn Light Dry Malt Extract and water to make 23 litres (6 US gallons/5 Imp. Gallons) of wort. Original Gravity of 1.040-1.048 (10°P- 12°P), fermented to a Final Gravity of about 1.009 (2.3°P), resulting in 4.1-5.2% alcohol by volume, 37 Bitterness Units and 6 SRM/12 EBC colour.
Ferment at 15°C/59°F and then increase to 18°C/64°F for a diacetyl rest to complete fermentation after another 3 days. Cooling can be put on at Day 6 when the S.G. should be about 1.009.
As an option, hop aroma and taste can be elevated if the brewer makes a hop tea of 1-2 oz. (28-56 grams) of any Czech (or German) hops in a French coffee press. Add approx. 900ml of hot boiled water to the hops, stir and then steep for 20 minutes. Plunge the solids and add the green, filtered hop tea to the mix of ingredients in your fermenter (before adding the yeast).