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Pilsner Urquell clone?


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BeerandBlues2 10546:783
Anyone have an extract/partial grain Pilsner Urquell clone recipe they would mind sharing?
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erway 1004:41
This is as close as I can get with extract...

Steep at 150 for 30 min.
3 oz. Melanoidin (to replace the 5 step decoction mash)

Bring to a boil. Turn off and add...
8 lbs. morebeer pilsner LME 90 min.
bring back to boil.
15 AAUs Czech saaz 60 min.
1 tablet whirlflock 15 min.
3 oz. Czech saaz k.o.

Chill to 48. Pitch a) lager slurry attained from a local brewpub (this is the best you could do) or b) Make a 2 stage starter of WLP 800, pitching a full 1/2 gallon of a high krausen starter. This is where an ok beer is going to be seperated from a world class lager. You need to pitch enough yeast to ferment this out well and give you a nice clean pilsner. So... ferment at 50 for 6 days or until you notice a decline in fermentation activity. Raise to 60 for 4 days. Transfer to secondary and over the next few days, bring the temperature of the beer down to 32. There it should stay for a minimum of 4 weeks but could easily be there as long as 3 months for a truly special beer.

This should really be kegged for the best possible scenario, but if you have to bottle, do so with a dried lager yeast and 1.2 oz dextrose/finished gallon of beer.

Cheers
11/8/2007 3:22:29 AM

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coldbrewky 1490:71
Originally posted by erway
This is as close as I can get with extract...

Steep at 150 for 30 min.
3 oz. Melanoidin (to replace the 5 step decoction mash)

Bring to a boil. Turn off and add...
8 lbs. morebeer pilsner LME 90 min.
bring back to boil.
15 AAUs Czech saaz 60 min.
1 tablet whirlflock 15 min.
3 oz. Czech saaz k.o.

Chill to 48. Pitch a) lager slurry attained from a local brewpub (this is the best you could do) or b) Make a 2 stage starter of WLP 800, pitching a full 1/2 gallon of a high krausen starter. This is where an ok beer is going to be seperated from a world class lager. You need to pitch enough yeast to ferment this out well and give you a nice clean pilsner. So... ferment at 50 for 6 days or until you notice a decline in fermentation activity. Raise to 60 for 4 days. Transfer to secondary and over the next few days, bring the temperature of the beer down to 32. There it should stay for a minimum of 4 weeks but could easily be there as long as 3 months for a truly special beer.

This should really be kegged for the best possible scenario, but if you have to bottle, do so with a dried lager yeast and 1.2 oz dextrose/finished gallon of beer.

Cheers



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11/8/2007 6:19:29 AM

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erway 1004:41
Originally posted by coldbrewky
Originally posted by erway
This is as close as I can get with extract...

Steep at 150 for 30 min.
3 oz. Melanoidin (to replace the 5 step decoction mash)

Bring to a boil. Turn off and add...
8 lbs. morebeer pilsner LME 90 min.
bring back to boil.
15 AAUs Czech saaz 60 min.
1 tablet whirlflock 15 min.
3 oz. Czech saaz k.o.

Chill to 48. Pitch a) lager slurry attained from a local brewpub (this is the best you could do) or b) Make a 2 stage starter of WLP 800, pitching a full 1/2 gallon of a high krausen starter. This is where an ok beer is going to be seperated from a world class lager. You need to pitch enough yeast to ferment this out well and give you a nice clean pilsner. So... ferment at 50 for 6 days or until you notice a decline in fermentation activity. Raise to 60 for 4 days. Transfer to secondary and over the next few days, bring the temperature of the beer down to 32. There it should stay for a minimum of 4 weeks but could easily be there as long as 3 months for a truly special beer.

This should really be kegged for the best possible scenario, but if you have to bottle, do so with a dried lager yeast and 1.2 oz dextrose/finished gallon of beer.

Cheers



The dude abides!


This will not stand. The dude will not tolerate such travesty!
11/8/2007 7:11:52 PM

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coldbrewky 1490:71
Originally posted by erway
Originally posted by coldbrewky
Originally posted by erway
This is as close as I can get with extract...

Steep at 150 for 30 min.
3 oz. Melanoidin (to replace the 5 step decoction mash)

Bring to a boil. Turn off and add...
8 lbs. morebeer pilsner LME 90 min.
bring back to boil.
15 AAUs Czech saaz 60 min.
1 tablet whirlflock 15 min.
3 oz. Czech saaz k.o.

Chill to 48. Pitch a) lager slurry attained from a local brewpub (this is the best you could do) or b) Make a 2 stage starter of WLP 800, pitching a full 1/2 gallon of a high krausen starter. This is where an ok beer is going to be seperated from a world class lager. You need to pitch enough yeast to ferment this out well and give you a nice clean pilsner. So... ferment at 50 for 6 days or until you notice a decline in fermentation activity. Raise to 60 for 4 days. Transfer to secondary and over the next few days, bring the temperature of the beer down to 32. There it should stay for a minimum of 4 weeks but could easily be there as long as 3 months for a truly special beer.

This should really be kegged for the best possible scenario, but if you have to bottle, do so with a dried lager yeast and 1.2 oz dextrose/finished gallon of beer.

Cheers



The dude abides!


This will not stand. The dude will not tolerate such travesty!
[/quoteI’m oout of my element, ut enjoyin my coffee.
11/9/2007 4:13:52 AM

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