DetailsThis classic Pilsner has a bright gold color, and a distinctive Saaz hop aroma and flavor. This Pilsner is balanced with hop bitterness and malt sweetness.
Ingredients: 11 lbs. Pilsner Malt, 2 oz. Bonlander Munich, 8 oz. Caramel 10L, 5 oz. Czech Saaz hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
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5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsIf you haven't started All-Grain yet, this will help.Living in West Berlin, East Germany one of my fondest memories was going to the East Berlin and getting a rack of Pilsner Urquell straight imported from Pils, Czechoslovakia (then getting chased by the Stazi). The beer was sublime, golden, flavourful, and, an epiphany paired with Berlin's Peppered Steak. Though available here in the U.S.A it somehow has lost something in transit - the rarefied interplay of Saaz Hops, the fresh Bohemian Malt, soft Czech Water... I don't know - it just lost something, and sadly, what it did to steak over there, it does not do here... Until you brew this kit. I have missed this flavour, I have missed this sparkle, I have missed a Pilsner Urquell with a beautifully prepared steak... until now. Do yourself a favour. Go grain, brew this beer, and drink it eating a tasty animal. One less on the bucket list... Excellent work Midwest. How about a plug or leaf option?November 19, 2012Consistent quality with Pilsner Urquell all grain kitI have made the Pilsner Urquell clone all grain kit three times now; every time it has been delicious. I have made it both with /without higher end yeasts (compare to base level pilsner dry yeast), and with/without brewing salts. It made no difference; it came out with a similar flavor every time.February 18, 2017Purchased
1 year agonice beerI made it with the y-yeast option and it made a good clean beer. I did pitch at 55 degree and the yeast took off well and cleared up nicely w/o any gelatin fining _x000D_August 19, 2013pilsnera very light and crisp beer. Hops add a bit of bitterness that is true to style. I compared it to SA hop fest pilsner...they were close.September 5, 2013Great brew!Czech Pilsner is one of my favorite styles and I even visited the Pilsner Urquell brewery in the Czech Republic a few years ago. I had recently done a batch from a Northern BrewerAG kit and wanted to try this one. My package did not include the irish moss that is advertised as part of the kit but I didn't bother to follow up since I have plenty anyway (but it did cause me to wonder if I might have future fulfillment issues with Midwest). Mash efficiency came in a little low due to a faulty thermometer (OG 1.034 / FD 1.012 / ABV 2.9%). Although a little low on alcohol it turned out great with good balance between malt and hops, clean and crisp. Very good batch.January 12, 2013
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