Bohemian Czech Pilsner | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Bohemian Czech Pilsner | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • German Pilsner malt lends a more authentic flavor than our standard Pilsner recipe. Generously hopped with Saaz
  • Includes 100% Saaz hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.4%
  • Estimated IBUs: 32-36
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Classic Czech Pilsner with lots of the classic Saaz hop flavor. The base malt is German Pilsner malt. If you have access to very soft, or distilled, water, you will have even greater success in creating this style. This kit differs from KIT585 in that it features German Pilsner malt for the more authentic flavor.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.054-58
  • SRM (Color Range): 5
  • IBUs: 32-36
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.4%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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I love a pilsner
James J on Feb 7, 2023
Looking for something light and refreshing, and this has great reviewes.
Joad B on Nov 8, 2022
I love a pilsner
James J on Feb 7, 2023
just looking for a pilsner
David a y on Nov 11, 2022
Looking for something light and refreshing, and this has great reviewes.
Joad B on Nov 8, 2022
Want to brew a pilsner with Kveik yeast
Jenny Eduard G on Oct 21, 2022
Compare with non-Pilsner malt, eg Father in Law Pilsner
Randy R on Jul 7, 2022
Well received by friends
Kenneth V on Mar 30, 2022
great brew
anthony D on Mar 24, 2022
Made it before and loved it
Ben C on Mar 21, 2022
Starting to get into lagers and I love a good Pils
Joe Oestreich on Feb 12, 2022
I like the fresh taste of a Pilsner in the summer
michelle welch on Mar 23, 2021
I like Pilsner and the reviews were good
JEFF S on Dec 15, 2020
Love the type.
J Russell C on Sep 16, 2020
my husband was talking about this beer
Tammy F on Sep 15, 2020
Good beer!
David Somers on Jun 11, 2020
Made this before. Awesome!
Noel Johnston on May 22, 2020
Time to brew a summer beer
MICHAEL T on May 17, 2020
challenge to make a lager
Edward S on May 9, 2020
MTB season is here
Pete Previte on Apr 23, 2020
Looks like a great lager recipe.
Ben C on Dec 2, 2019
first try at a lager style beer
ryan tedlock on Aug 28, 2019
Bought before. Turned out to be an amazing beer
Nathan P on Jun 20, 2019
Like the style
Nicholas E on May 4, 2019
You claim it is closest to Pilsner Urquell as the recipe goes. We will give it a try.
PadraigJ on Mar 28, 2019
Need a summer beer!
Raymond Patchet on Mar 25, 2019
Spur of the moment
Darrell D on Feb 12, 2019
good value and close
Jeff m on Dec 20, 2018
Love the crisp style
Christopher D on Nov 17, 2018
Solid Pilsner!
Kevin H on Jun 13, 2018
Because I like brewing all grain but it’s a hassle to get all the ingredients together
Scott C on Jan 24, 2018
just looking for a pilsner
David a y on Nov 11, 2022
Want to brew a pilsner with Kveik yeast
Jenny Eduard G on Oct 21, 2022
I am going to pressure ferment this pilsner in a Fermzilla all rounder (Great inexpensive fermenter). I made a Yueng Ling this way and it was a beautiful color and tasted better than the bottled beer from the store. (I made it for my nephew who loves this beer). I bought for this lager one dry yeast and nutrient because I read that on pressure fermenting a little less is needed. I am going to ferment at 68 degrees. I want to see if it actually finishes in about five days. I have been reading about this and have seen many positive comments and results. Also a great idea for anyone who wants to make a lager and doesn't have a glycol chiller. Has anyone made this beer under pressure? Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.
Sebrina Alfonso on Jul 28, 2023
how does this compare with the famous Czech Urquel Pilsner?
Tyrone Anderson on Apr 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It's close but still different - but still very delicious.

5.0 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful beer, tragic ending
Brewed the Bohemian Pilsner in late January. All went well. Have been lagering with glycol chiller.

Tapped it yesterday. Yummy. Nice maltiness, subtle Saaz hops, creamy nice head, and the distinctly German flavor. We consumed about a gallon of it.

Came out to my home office this morning and smelled beer. Went down to garage to find the rest of the batch running out the garage door on the floor. I had failed to turn the gas off and the corni keg tap had leaked. My fault. At least I got to taste it....

There are some really happy slugs outside my garage door enjoying Bohemian Pilsner. Will brew again.
June 8, 2020
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for the great review. This is one of our favorite recipes as well. We are sorry to hear that you lost the whole batch. Hope you can track down the leak and enjoy the entirety of your next batch. Cheers!
June 9, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
This kit makes a wonderful Pilsner. I used distilled water and adjusted the water mineral profile to "PseudoBohPils" in Bru'n Water. Built up a starter with Wyeast 2124. It was about six weeks between brew day and bottling. Had a thorough diacetyl rest and rather than lagering, I cold crashed and fined with gelatin. My fermentation schedule was a little weird, but the results were great. I ended up with a beautiful, crystal clear, tasty pilsner that I was proud to serve. It disappeared quickly. I would be happy to brew this again.
September 3, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love more beer. Sometimes my order comes the same day I order it.
A great kit. I used a lager yeast and is fantastic.
January 11, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What a pilsener lager must be !
I mashed it in multi step decoction way. Used WLP 830 German Lager yeast. Ended up in a dry beautiful pilsener lager, with floral aroma and slight hint of citrus flavor. Strongly recommended.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
I?ve been brewing beer for 3 years and brew about once a month. I?m an IPA fanatic but this pilsner is really good. I?ve had nothing but good comments from friends and family about this one.
I?m ordering again and brewing a batch for this summer. Great poolside summer barbeque beer.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This is definately a kit for advanced brewers, and brewers set up for cool fermentation temperatures. I normally don't brew Lagers, so I decided to use this kit for my first one. I was not disappointed. It is exactly as described and very delicious. I will probably brew this one again.
May 8, 2013