Pilsner | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Pilsner | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • A crisp, golden pilsner with a light malt flavor and spicy hop flavor
  • Includes Perle and Czech Saaz hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 25-32
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A crisp, golden pilsner with a light malt flavor that comes from MoreBeer! Pilsner malt extract. The spicy hop flavor comes from the Czech Saaz hops that are added late in the boil. Low in fruity esters as is characteristic of this style. Added body comes from the addition of Dextrin Powder.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.046-50
  • SRM (Color Range): 4-5
  • IBUs: 25-32
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage:4.5%

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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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good base kit
Ken M on Dec 6, 2022
No selections for yeast
Ralph A on Apr 22, 2021
good base kit
Ken M on Dec 6, 2022
like pilsner
John James O on Feb 7, 2022
No selections for yeast
Ralph A on Apr 22, 2021
Tom N on Mar 1, 2021
have used before
charles s on Jul 22, 2020
Gary W on Feb 4, 2020
Trying it
Loren A on Mar 21, 2019
We want to brew a pilsner for the upcoming summer season and have liked all of your recipes so far.
Jack N on Mar 15, 2019
Very light and refreshing homebrew
Jeffery S. R on Jul 17, 2018
In case I mess up my all grain brew
Scott C on Jan 24, 2018
like pilsner
John James O on Feb 7, 2022
Tom N on Mar 1, 2021

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Rated 3 out of 5
SRM is off, otherwise good.
I brewed this and I'm currently drinking it after 3 weeks of lagering. Tastes solid, but it isn't as light as I was hoping in mouthfeel and especially not in the SRM. This comes out far more in the amber range than light SRMs.

Overall I'm enjoying it though.
May 10, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Mellow and true to style
Very mellow and true to the style. I found it a little boring, but it tastes exactly how it's described.
May 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
Not really what I was hoping for
I would hardly call this a "golden" Pilsner. The pilsner extract is a darker color and if you do all of it for the full boil there is no chance you can get a golden/lighter color out of this beer. I did a full 5 gallon (well... 5.5 or so to account for evaporation) boil and this beer stood no chance at yielding a light color in the final product. I don't even think doing a late LME add to the boil would have saved it. The picture and the description are very misleading.

It's still fermenting at this point so I don't even know how it tastes yet but I'm already pretty disappointed with it... Even if it ends up tasting fine I won't be purchasing this again. I had really wanted a nice light colored beach beer for later in the summer when I'm on vacation and this kit was not what I expected/was hoping for based on the description.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Great kit.
This was my 1st try at a lager and I was extremely happy with outcome. Carbbed up just in time for summer. Will make for a great brew on any warm day.
May 28, 2013