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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

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Top 10 Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Peroni Bohemian Pils
12 gal 5.26% 8.27 1.053 1.013
All Grain 3497
08052019 LAGER
26 L 4.27% 35.4 1.044 1.011
All Grain 2509
Globetrotter (Chinook hopped Bohemian Pils)
19 L 5.57% 41.37 1.055 1.014
BIAB 1747
Burque's Bohemian Pilsner
5.5 gal 6.16% 49.88 1.059 1.012
All Grain 1582
Czech Lager October 2016
22.7 L 5.35% 34.08 1.049 1.008
All Grain 1497
Ostravský ležák s medem
20 L 6.48% 45.72 1.058 1.009
extract 1348
Pilsner Urquell clone
6.5 gal 4.58% 34.95 1.048 1.013
All Grain 1253
Polish Pils
10 gal 5.15% 32.25 1.053 1.014
All Grain 1207
Recently Chopped Pilsner
5.75 gal 4.92% 45.91 1.048 1.010
BIAB 1125
Czech Mate
5.3 gal 5.44% 44.15 1.048 1.007
All Grain 1118

Newest Czech Premium Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Eric's Czech Pils
5.5 gal 4.78% 30.98 1.049 1.012
All Grain 10
Czech Pilsner - Single Decoction
6 gal 5.19% 37.35 1.054 1.015
BIAB 17
Lil' Wheaty's Pilsner Urquell clone
11 gal 5.16% 32.72 1.051 1.012
All Grain 27
Pilsner Urquell Clone
5 gal 4.67% 47.62 1.050 1.015
All Grain 31
Pilsner - Italianish 2
6.5 gal 5.36% 38.59 1.053 1.012
BIAB 21
Czech’s out
3.5 gal 6.09% 26.44 1.055 1.009
BIAB 26
Strong Czech Lager (#3)
6 gal 6.14% 43.28 1.056 1.009
All Grain 9
Urquell
23 L 4.98% 37.21 1.051 1.013
BIAB 21
Linear Regression Pils
5.5 gal 5.56% 33.62 1.059 1.016
BIAB 196
Czech Pilsner
121 L 5.37% 25.44 1.054 1.013
All Grain 45

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 251 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 86% 7% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 162 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 4% 1% - 38%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 159 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 82% 10% - 100%
German - Carapils 150 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 1% - 22%
German - Melanoidin 115 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 4% 1% - 15%
German - Vienna 102 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 17% 2% - 100%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 94 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 85% 5% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 87 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 11% 1% - 49%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 81 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 5% 1% - 12%
American - Pilsner 67 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 84% 16% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 672 3.5 31% 2% - 100%
Magnum 140 15 23% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 60 3.75 29% 6% - 100%
Tettnanger 46 4.5 30% 5% - 100%
Perle 45 8.2 28% 6% - 73%
Cascade 21 7 28% 11% - 80%
Artisan - Saaz (Czech) 19 3.5 30% 9% - 78%
Sterling 19 8.7 27% 5% - 75%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 19 4 32% 7% - 70%
Motueka 17 7 26% 5% - 55%

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) 8 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 68% 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-34/70 226 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 88 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 74 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 73 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 66 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 65 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 40 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 37 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Wyeast - Urquell Lager 2001 25 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 74% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 18 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 161 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 134 Water Agt Mash 72% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 97 Water Agt Boil 55% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 97 Fining Boil 49% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 92 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 92 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 40%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 55 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 47 Water Agt Mash 86% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 34 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 31 Other Boil 18% 0% - 100%

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