Czech Pilsner


Style Information

Name: Imperial Lager
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pilsner 2 Row Ger (2.0 SRM) 11 lbs spring barley, processed specifically to impart full body, golden-blond color, and complex maltiness. Use for up to 100% of the grist for all lagers
Pale Malt 2 Row US (2.0 SRM) 5 lbs full and nutty taste. Lends depth and character
Caramfoam (2.0 SRM) 2 lb German dextrin malt ideal for adding body and foam stability to pale lagers
Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) 1 lb Mild, neutral flavor in small amounts, moderate sweetness at higher loads. Often used in American lagers


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Mt. Hood 3 oz 4.6% 13.8 60 min Sister hop to Liberty and Crystal, mildest flavor of the three. Mild, sweet and floral descendant of Hallertau. Aroma for German or US ales and craft lagers.
Mt. Hood 5 oz 4.6% 23 10 min Add and boil last 10 min
Mt. Hood 5 oz 4.6% 23 @ ten days Add dry hop after ten days


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Dextrose Other Boil 1 lb 10 min A common addition to help dry out the finish
Whirlfloc Fining Boil 2 tabs 10 min Clarity. Add last 10 min of boil
Malto Dextrine Other Boil 8 oz 5 min A largely unfermentable carbohydrate; add to the boil to increase body and mouthfeel
Yeast Nutrient Other Secondary 2 tsp 3 days nourishes yeast, ensuring that it remains healthy throughout fermentation


Name Amount Notes
White Labs WLP830 2 pkgs This yeast helps to produce a malty, but balanced traditional Munich-style lager

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Protein Rest Infusion 20 min 130.5
Saccharification Infusion 60 min 191.2
Mash out Infusion 20 min 172.6


Amount: 12.59
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 9.3


Estimated OG: 1.055
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 5.64%

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