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3- Czech Light

71 calories 6.9 g 250 ml
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Czech Pale Lager
Boil Time: 30 min
Batch Size: 44 liters (ending kettle volume)
Pre Boil Size: 47 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 7.3 °P (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 82% (ending kettle)
Source: gozer
Calories: 71 calories (Per 250ml)
Carbs: 6.9 g (Per 250ml)
Created: Friday March 30th 2018
7.8 °P
1.8 °P
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 kg Weyermann - Barke Pilsner Malt4 kg Barke Pilsner Malt 37.03 1.75 74.1%
1 kg Weyermann - Munich Type I1 kg Munich Type I 38 6 18.5%
400 g German - CaraMunich I400 g CaraMunich I 34 39 7.4%
5.40 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
26 g Herkules26 g Herkules Hops Pellet 18 First Wort 0 min 27.54 22.8%
88 g BSG - Kazbek88 g Kazbek Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 5 min 6.72 77.2%
114 g / 0.00
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
9 - 22 °C
Fermentation Temp:
17 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 120 B cells required
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CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
No notes. Arvada soft (our local water is very close to Pilsen).

For 44L batch: heat 50L to 69°C
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"No Pa. I love him."

lighter version of Czech Premium Pilsner.
if you have Saaz, use that for the late boil and you can switch out the FWH for Magnum or something high AA.

This was changed recently to use all Sterling (Saaz sub and I have a bunch around) and Munich II. The result was great so I updated the base recipe.

2019-12-11: Removed 400g of pils hoping to get < 4% next time. Which will be soon. This is super delicious.

2020-1-28: original: 3.2kg pils for 24L; updated to 2.5kg
keep 800g munich II same, bumped up FWH 2g for 28 IBU
also scaled to 44L since I'll be making double batches of this from now on.

2023-12: added 7% caramunich. recipe updated

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