Batch #2-12: Pilsner

Style Bohemian Pilsner
Ingredients Brewmaster Selection Coopers Pilsner
Brewing Date: Wed: February 1, 2012
Primary Fermentation: Wed: February 1, 2012
Original Gravity: 1.032
Secondary Fermentation: n/a
Bottling Date: Sat: March 31, 2012
Final Gravity: 1.004
Release Date: Fri: April 27, 2012
Alcohol by volume: 3.7% ABV (4.2% post-conditioning)
Final Release Name: Czech Mate


This was a simple Pilsner I made from an extract can, and left in the fermentation bucket 6 weeks longer than intended.  I was thinking it was not going to be good anymore, but on a hunch, I carefully cleaned the container and examined the wort.  It was perfect.  So I decided to bottle it.

The yield was 59x 12oz, 1x 24oz, and 1x 20oz snap-on.  I had to create a sugar solution and add some spare yeast, since the yeast in the fermentation bucket was obviously dead after so long.  I used a medicine dropper full of the mixture per bottle, before siphoning the wort into it.

28 April 2012 @ 11:18PM — This Pilsner came out quite well, but not quite a Pilsner.  In fact, the taste is close to Yuengling lager, just not as sweet.  It had a decent head, and a very smooth taste.  I’m very pleased with the result of this one.