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Czech Lager - Czech Premium Pale Lager


Rich, characterful, pale Czech lager, with considerable malt and hop character and a long, rounded finish. Complex yet well-balanced and refreshing. The malt flavors are complex for a Pilsner-type beer, and the bitterness is strong but clean and without h

Flavor Profile: Rich, complex, bready maltiness combined with a pronounced yet soft and rounded bitterness and floral and spicy hop flavor. Malt and hop flavors are medium to medium-high, and the malt may contain a slight impression of caramel. Bitterness is prominent bu

Ingredients: Soft water with low sulfate and carbonate content, Saazer-type hops, Czech malt, Czech lager yeast. Low ion water provides a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile despite high hopping rates. The bitterness level of some larger commercial examples has dr

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Hoppy Pilsner
5.75 gal 4.46% 32.61 1.044 1.010
All Grain 6998
Peroni Bohemian Pils
12 gal 5.26% 8.27 1.053 1.013
All Grain 2658
Czech Pilsner
6 gal 5.37% 44.01 1.054 1.013
All Grain 2249
08052019 LAGER
26 L 4.27% 35.4 1.044 1.011
All Grain 2128
Don't talk saaz to me!
5.25 gal 5.46% 38.94 1.057 1.016
All Grain 1971
Czech Pils
5.7 gal 5.33% 36.83 1.052 1.011
All Grain 1605
Globetrotter (Chinook hopped Bohemian Pils)
19 L 5.57% 41.37 1.055 1.014
BIAB 1433
Historic Pilsner Urquell
6 gal 5.12% 42.51 1.052 1.013
All Grain 1361
Burque's Bohemian Pilsner
5.5 gal 6.16% 49.88 1.059 1.012
All Grain 1199
Italian Hoppy Pils
7 L 4.91% 45 1.046 1.009
BIAB 1154

Newest Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Czech Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.66% 38.84 1.053 1.010
All Grain 10
dry hopper lager
4 gal 4.92% 0 1.044 1.007
BIAB 12
Budvar
13 gal 4.72% 23.25 1.045 1.009
All Grain 17
Czech Engine Light
6 gal 5.54% 42.68 1.056 1.014
BIAB 123
Premium! Dude!
20 L 5.4% 33.93 1.053 1.012
All Grain 15
Premium! Dude!
20 L 5.4% 0 1.053 1.012
All Grain 16
Pilsner style Vienna based on AI
22 L 5.29% 45.5 1.049 1.009
BIAB 163
Czech Premium Pale Lager
12 L 5.28% 40.34 1.054 1.014
BIAB 86
Slovenian Lager based on AI
22 L 5.44% 30.85 1.049 1.008
BIAB 81
Czech Pils BIAB
5.5 gal 4.6% 44.31 1.049 1.014
All Grain 29

Fermentables Used In Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 245 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 85% 7% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 152 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 4% 1% - 38%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 143 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 81% 10% - 100%
German - Carapils 137 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 1% - 22%
German - Melanoidin 111 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 4% 1% - 15%
German - Vienna 98 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 17% 2% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 85 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 11% 1% - 49%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 85 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 84% 5% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 79 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 5% 1% - 12%
American - Pilsner 65 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 83% 16% - 100%

Hops Used In Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 600 3.5 30% 2% - 100%
Magnum 123 15 24% 4% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 50 3.75 29% 6% - 100%
Tettnanger 43 4.5 30% 6% - 100%
Perle 38 8.2 30% 6% - 73%
Cascade 19 7 30% 11% - 80%
Sterling 19 8.7 25% 5% - 75%
Motueka 15 7 24% 5% - 60%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 14 4 34% 8% - 70%
Brewmaster - Czech Saaz 14 2.8 27% 6% - 70%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 7 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 64% 8% - 100%
German - Carapils 2 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 75% 50% - 100%
Weyermann - Carahell 2 German Grain crystal malt 10°L
34 13% 8% - 18%

Yeasts Used In Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 200 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 83 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 65 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 59 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 57 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 56 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 36 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 31 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Wyeast - Urquell Lager 2001 24 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 74% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 16 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 136 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 106 Water Agt Mash 73% 1% - 100%
Whirlfloc 86 Water Agt Boil 58% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 84 Fining Boil 52% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 72 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 67 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 40%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 44 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 34 Water Agt Mash 88% 9% - 100%
Baking Soda 28 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 24 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 75%

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