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Czech Lager - Czech Pale Lager


A lighter-bodied, rich, refreshing, hoppy, bitter pale Czech lager having the familiar flavors of the stronger Czech Premium Pale Lager (Pilsner-type) beer but in a lower alcohol, lighter-bodied, and slightly less intense format.

Flavor Profile: Medium-low to medium bready-rich malt flavor with a rounded, hoppy finish. Low to medium-high spicy or herbal hop flavor. Bitterness is prominent but never harsh. Flavorful and refreshing. Diacetyl or fruity esters are acceptable at low levels, but need n

Ingredients: Soft water with low sulfate and carbonate content, Saazer-type hops, Czech Pilsner malt, Czech lager yeast. Low ion water provides a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile despite high hopping rates.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Czech Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
pFriem Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.08% 27.76 1.052 1.013
All Grain 3528
Extract lager
10 L 3.62% 29.53 1.037 1.009
extract 3381
Slavianka Pilsner Jever Style
18 L 4.98% 44.12 1.049 1.011
extract 2806
Czechs' in the Male
5 gal 6.43% 28.23 1.062 1.013
All Grain 2414
Coffee Lager of Doom
5 gal 4.6% 34.48 1.048 1.013
All Grain 2399
03A1. Czech Pale Lager
5.5 gal 3.79% 21.09 1.037 1.008
All Grain 2186
MaxPils
23 L 5.84% 25.46 1.057 1.012
All Grain 2026
Tsjekkisk pils
25 L 5.69% 45.76 1.057 1.013
All Grain 1951
Malibu Logger
26.8 L 4.75% 48.96 1.045 1.008
All Grain 1747
Citra Pilsener
100 L 5.32% 30.86 1.052 1.011
All Grain 1629

Newest Czech Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Czech Pilsner
11 gal 4.06% 26.04 1.039 1.008
All Grain 6
Pilsner
50 L 5.45% 21.93 1.052 1.010
All Grain 33
Awesome Recipe
20.8 L 4.38% 0 1.045 1.011
All Grain 2
Czech Please! V2
4.25 gal 3.55% 26.77 1.037 1.010
BIAB 56
Majsko 2023
46 L 4.76% 32.56 1.044 1.008
All Grain 90
lager
3.75 gal 3.45% 0 1.035 1.009
BIAB 18
Czech Please!
109 gal 4.7% 21.95 1.046 1.011
All Grain 69
helles
3 gal 5.16% 31.45 1.052 1.012
All Grain 16
Budvar clone
5.5 gal 5.1% 24 1.052 1.013
All Grain 18
Tsjekkisk Pils
50 L 5.83% 36.31 1.052 1.008
All Grain 23

Fermentables Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 217 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 84% 15% - 100%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 126 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 86% 35% - 100%
German - Carapils 114 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 8% 2% - 35%
American - Pilsner 103 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 82% 3% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 99 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 4% 1% - 11%
German - Vienna 71 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 24% 1% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 65 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 1% - 32%
Munich - Light 10L 62 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 10% 1% - 81%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 60 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 87% 8% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 58 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 6% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 526 3.5 34% 2% - 100%
Magnum 83 15 27% 2% - 100%
Perle 48 8.2 30% 3% - 100%
Tettnanger 41 4.5 34% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 37 3.75 34% 5% - 100%
Cascade 36 7 33% 9% - 100%
Citra 23 11 33% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 19 3.9 34% 11% - 100%
Amarillo 18 8.6 45% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 18 4 38% 5% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 62% 15% - 100%
German - Carapils 3 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 72% 15% - 100%
German - Pilsner 3 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 74% 61% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 150L 2 American Grain crystal malt 150°L
33 100% 100% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 2 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 8% 8% - 9%
American - Pilsner 2 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 50% - 100%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 163 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 77 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 52 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 50 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 43 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 43 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 28 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 25 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 21 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 20 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 82 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 63 Water Agt Mash 84% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 55 Water Agt Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 52 Other Boil 71% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 38 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 36 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 91%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 27 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 19 Water Agt Mash 75% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 17 Other Mash 42% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 16 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%

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