German Pilsner lightly Hopped Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

German Pilsner lightly Hopped Beer Recipe D.I.Y.
German Pilsner lightly Hopped Beer Recipe D.I.Y. a delicious beer to have around!

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Are you looking for an awesome German Pilsner lightly Hopped Beer Recipe Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!


  • Beer Style: German Pilsner 
  • Recipe Type: all-grain
  • Yield: 3.25 US gallons
  • color gold


A not so hopped up version of a German Pils, with a very nice balance of malt to bitterness.


Step 1
  • 5 lbs 8 oz Pilsner (Weyermann)
  • 8 oz Vienna Malt (Weyermann)
  • 60 oz Perle [7.2%] – FWH 60 min
  • .20 oz Perle [7.2%] – Boil 30 min
  • .50 oz Saaz [2.8%] – Boil 10 min
  • .50 oz Saaz [2.8%] – Boil 2 min
  • WLP830 German Lager Yeast
  • 3 oz priming sugar


Step 1

Bring a gallon or 2 to a boil add in ingredients from step 1 the boil time will total 60 min all

Step 2

Add hops 30 minutes to end

Step 3

Add third hop 10 minutes to the end.

Step 4

Add in the last hops 2 minutes to end then add to fermenter fill till there is with 3.25 gallons of water use cold water.

Step 5

Prepare a 2L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.

Fermentation Through Bottling

let cool in pot or primary before adding yeast, pour into carboy leave a at least a third of the carboy empty and put on airlock.

After about 7 days when all signs of fermentation had ceased gradually start increasing the temperature till its a natural room temperature leave for a about 4 days.

Optional If you are cold chilling and using gelatin to create a clear beer do it now.

Add the priming sugar and bottle.

Estimate Of Your Numbers

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Color SRM: 2.9  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 33
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 3.25 US Gallons

Obviously when all numbers are all the same, gravity which shows you the sugar content if your original gravity is higher then it will have a higher alc. content. Final gravity higher will have a lower content.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome German Pilsner lightly Hopped Beer Recipe!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkoligist

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for Weekend Rabbi too.
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