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  • Belgian Pilsner

    This all-malt pilsner is brewed with Belgian Lager Yeast and contains an abundance of hops in true pilsner style.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Light Lagers / Pilsners

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    10 lbs Pilsen Malt Base
    0.5 lb Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    1.5 oz Tettnanger (4.0% AA hop) 60 minute boil
    0.5 oz Tettnanger (4.0% AA hop) 30 minute boil
    0.5 oz Saaz (4.5% AA hop) 30 minute boil
    0.5 oz Tettnanger (4.0% AA hop) 15 minute boil
    0.5 oz Saaz (4.5% AA hop) 15 minute boil
    2 oz Saaz (4.5% AA hop) 0 minute boil
    1 vial WLP815 Belgian Lager Yeast
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 minute boil


    1. Mash grains at 148-152ºF for 45 minutes
    2. Heat to 170ºF
    3. Lauter
    4. Boil with bittering hops for 60 minutes
    5. Add second hop addition, boil 15 minutes
    6. Add third hop addition, boil 15 minutes
    7. Add final hop addition at kettle knock out
    8. Cool to 66ºF, oxygenate wort
    9. Pitch 1 vial WLP815 Blegian Lager Yeast
    10. At first sign of fermentation cool to 52ºF

    Primary Fermentation: 2-4 weeks at 52ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 4-6 weeks at 33-40ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Initial: 2-10 hours at 66ºF Diacetyl Rest: 2 days at 65ºF Bottle: add 1/4 vial of WLP815 Belgian Lager Yeast

    Original Gravity: 1.051

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    Alcohol by Weight: 4.0%

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

    IBU: 38

    Color: 3