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German Pilsner - Extract Recipe Kit

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German pilsners are a classic beer style, and unlike what many Americans know as pilsner beers. A German pilsner is pale, dry and crisp with a greater hop presence than the macro-lagers most of us know. Clean and refreshing, this beer features German noble hops bitterness and flavor. German pilsner is a lager, so it requires temperature control during fermentation at around 50 degrees, and can benefit from a period of cold storage of 4 weeks at 40 degrees or less. For best results, a yeast starter is highly recommended, or purchase multiple packages of yeast. 

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German Pilsner - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions

Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step road-map to brewing your first batch of beer!

Style Overview: 
Getting its heritage from the Bohemian Pilsner, the classic German Pilsner is a refreshing dry lager. With a rich and dense head and a nice, light straw to almost golden color, this beer is a treat for all of the senses. Brewed using the Noble hops (Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, Czech Saaz, and Spalt), this brew has a wonderful hop profile. The Noble hops exude floral or spicy aroma and flavor, but with a hint of citrus tones that make the bitter qualities quite enjoyable 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 149
  • Mash Time: 90 Minutes
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.008-1.010 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 4.8-5.1%
  • Bitterness: 32 IBUs
  • Est. Color: 3.5 SRM


  • Pilsner Malt
  • 2 Row Carapils®


  • Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop Pellets

1 Review

  • 5
    First Time Purchase w/ Home Brew Supply

    Posted by John L. on Jan 14th 2018

    As a fairly frequent traveler, I developed a taste for crisp German pilsner beer. Most pilsner offerings in the US just don't come close. With the emphasis on Hallertau Mittilfruh hops in this recipe, I'm expecting a good result.

    This was my first purchase from Home Brew Supply. I'm very happy with their service, and with the quality of the recipe kit. I will definitely be back.