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Pale Bitter European Beer - German Pils


A light-bodied, highly-attenuated, gold-colored, bottom-fermented bitter German beer showing excellent head retention and an elegant, floral hop aroma. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, a German Pils showcases the finest quality German malt and hops.

Flavor Profile: Medium to high hop bitterness dominates the palate and lingers into the aftertaste. Moderate to moderately-low grainy-sweet malt character supports the hop bitterness. Low to high floral, spicy, or herbal hop flavor. Clean fermentation profile. Dry to med

Ingredients: Continental Pilsner malt, German hop varieties (especially Saazer-type varieties such as Tettnanger, Hallertauer, and Spalt for taste and aroma; Saaz is less common), German lager yeast.

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Top 10 German Pils Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Prima Pils Clone
6.08 gal 5.17% 45.17 1.053 1.014
All Grain 7257
Pivo Hoppy Pils
5.5 gal 5% 39.87 1.047 1.009
All Grain 5420
Flensburger Pilsener Clone
34 L 5% 39.79 1.050 1.012
All Grain 3913
01 PILS LÅGËRSTRØM
600 L 4.8% 30.89 1.046 1.010
All Grain 3516
Zwickel_I
4.5 gal 4.68% 22.15 1.048 1.013
All Grain 3369
Rye Pilsner
1 gal 4.96% 20.59 1.044 1.006
All Grain 3309
Kingpin lager clone
5 gal 4.78% 27.64 1.044 1.008
All Grain 3226
Bohemian Pilsner
38 gal 4.67% 43.53 1.049 1.013
All Grain 3182
21: German Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.2% 38.32 1.052 1.012
All Grain 3142
Bohemian Pils
6 gal 5.08% 34.73 1.050 1.011
BIAB 3031

Newest German Pils Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
German Pils
5 gal 4.36% 31.02 1.044 1.011
All Grain 10
Acqua in Bocca 2.0
6 gal 5.6% 21 1.053 1.012
All Grain 24
German pilsner-2024.2.
20.8 L 4.14% 98.58 1.041 1.009
BIAB 31
Awesome Recipe
40 L 4.26% 0 1.043 1.010
All Grain 15
Weyermann FM Pils
5.5 gal 4.26% 25.59 1.039 1.007
BIAB 14
NZ Light
5.5 gal 4.68% 32.31 1.045 1.010
All Grain 20
Pilsner LC
27 L 5.72% 30.16 1.040 0.996
All Grain 30
German Pils
5.5 gal 4.8% 36.83 1.046 1.009
All Grain 33
supernova
25 L 4.87% 38.53 1.048 1.011
All Grain 31
German pils
13 L 4.66% 21.61 1.049 1.013
All Grain 39

Fermentables Used In German Pils Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 380 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 89% 4% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 196 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 16%
American - Pilsner 113 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 85% 20% - 100%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 101 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 89% 18% - 100%
German - Carapils 75 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 5% 2% - 16%
German - Vienna 73 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 12% 2% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 66 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 3% 1% - 7%
Munich - Light 10L 65 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 9% 1% - 50%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 63 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 5% 1% - 14%
Weyermann - Pilsner 57 German Grain base malt 1.5°L
36 90% 40% - 100%

Hops Used In German Pils Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 264 3.75 32% 4% - 100%
Saaz 224 3.5 29% 5% - 75%
Magnum 208 15 25% 0% - 100%
Tettnanger 195 4.5 28% 2% - 100%
Perle 126 8.2 33% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 76 4 32% 2% - 100%
Saphir 50 4.25 26% 6% - 67%
Spalt 41 4.5 26% 5% - 69%
Cascade 33 7 29% 3% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 32 3.9 33% 13% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In German Pils Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 5 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 57% 33% - 100%
German - Carapils 5 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 3 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 46% 17% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 3 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 50% 17% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 2 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 50% 33% - 67%
German - CaraFoam 2 German Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
37 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In German Pils Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 328 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 68 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 60 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 54 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 44 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 33 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Imperial Yeast - L13 Global 27 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium-low 73% 46°F 56°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 26 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 22 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 22 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F

Other Ingredients Used In German Pils Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 270 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 144 Water Agt Mash 74% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 119 Water Agt Boil 55% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 113 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 75%
Epsom Salt 109 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 55%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 84 Water Agt Mash 24% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 50 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 47 Fining Mash 63% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 33 Fining Boil 33% 0% - 96%
Phosphoric acid 28 Water Agt Mash 71% 0% - 100%

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