Svend's Popular Pilsner

Recipe Supplied by: 
Svend Nielsen
About this Recipe: 

Description: A full-bodied Pilsner with smooth hop flavor and bitterness.

1 can Coopers Brewmaster Series Pilsner Beer Kit
2.2 lbs Coopers Light Dry Malt Extract
1 lb Corn Sugar
1 oz Saaz Hops
1 vial Coopers Pilsner Yeast or White Labs Pilsner Lager Yeast (WLP800)
Coopers Carbonation Drops (priming)

Heat brewing water to 150 F (59-75 C) amount of water determined by the size of your pot. Add Light Dry Malt Extract, corn sugar, mix thoroughly. Heat to just below a boil. Remove pot from heat. Add Coopers Pilsner kit. Mix thoroughly.

To prepare the hops, add the pellets to about 1 litre cold water and bring to a boil, covered. Boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. Add the hop water to the wort, straining through a large sanitized strainer, and pressing the water out of the hops with a heavy spoon.

Cool wort to room temperature, transfer to fermenter. Aerate well, then top up to 5 gallons if necessary. Pitch yeast when fermenter is cool to the touch or <80 F (24 C). After fermentation is complete, prime with carbonation drops and bottle.