Run to the Pils Recipe

Jeremy Myers, head brewer and co-owner of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Croydon, Massachusetts) notes that there are no brewing salts added for mash pH adjustment. This recipe follows the Reinheitsgebot, so he uses acidulated malt. ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters) Efficiency: 83% Attenuation: 83% OG: 1.049 (12.17°P) FG: 1.009 (2.14°P) IBUs: 36 ABV: …

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Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner Recipe

Ben Edmunds, head brewer for Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon, shared this recipe for their classic German Pilsner with an emphasis on late-kettle hops. ALL-GRAIN Brewhouse efficiency: 88% OG: 1.049 (11.5°P) FG: 1.010 (2.6°P) IBUs: 26 ABV: 5% MALT/GRAIN BILL 7 lbs 6 oz (3.35 kg) German Pilsner malt HOPS SCHEDULE 0.4 oz (11 g) …

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Your Father’s Mustache Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipe

Jeff Renner, a founding member of the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, began a successful campaign in the 1990s to get Classic American Pilsner recognized as a style in homebrewing competitions. In 2015, the new BJCP Style Guidelines recategorized it as a Historic Beer and a Pre-Prohibition Lager. Renner first brewed “Your Father’s Mustache” when he …

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Mom & Pop’s Wet Hops Lager Recipe

The recipe for this wet-hops lager from Jack’s Abby changes every year because they use 10 percent local unmalted grain (whatever is available that year) and add as many wet hops as they can fit into the kettle. Says Sonia Friedman, marketing manager for Jack’s Abby, “[The approach] isn’t particularly scientific, but it delivers a …

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