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Classic Bohemian Pilsner

Fresh Wort - Lager recipes

Bohemian-style Pilsener has a spicy hop character and a nice, rich, complex maltiness. Bohemian-style Pilsener usually has a bit more malt sweetness than German-style Pilseners, which helps counter the substantial hop bitterness, making it a more balanced, well-rounded beer.

Pils/Lager Fresh Wort
15g Saaz hops (steeped)
Bohemian Lager (WY2124) or 2x Saflager W34/70 lager yeast

1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in a fridge and chill
2. In a coffee cup or bowl, add 15g of Saaz hops (ideally in a hop sock) and cover with boiling water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
3. Remove hop sock and pour hop tea into the fermenter. Add the fresh wort and top up with cold water from the fridge to 20L at 15-18°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
4. Add Bohemian Lager (WY2124) or 2x Saflager W34/70 lager yeast.
5. Seal fermenter and store in cool conditions, ideally 12°C