Uncle Joe’s German Pils (22)

Brew Method: All Grain

Style Name: German Pilsner

Boil Time: 60 min

Batch Size: 6 gallons

Boil Size: 14.5 gallons (Split Batch)

Efficiency: 81% (brew house)


Original Gravity: 1.044

Final Gravity: 1.004

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 27

Mash pH: 5.22


12 lb -Avangard Pilsner (70%)

2 lb -Avangard Vienna (11%)

3 lb - Briess Red Wheat Malt (17%)


2 oz - Hallertau Mittelfruh, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5 for 60 min

2 oz - Hallertauer, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5 for 30 min

2 oz - Hallertauer, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.6 for 9 min


Infusion, Temp: 142 F, Time: 30 min, Amount: 10 gal.

Step 2: 162 F, Time: 30 min

Starting Mash Thickness: 2.0 qt/lb


Lallemand-LalBrew Diamond Lager

Fermentation Temp: 60 F 14 days

Increase temp to 68 for 3 days.

Decrease temp 2 degrees until 33 degrees.

Hit with gelatin 2 days prior to packaging.


Bottle 1 gallon with 2 carb tabs.

Keg remaining 5 gallons

Method: co2

Amount: Keg with 12.5 PSI

CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes


This beer has turned out better than the original recipe. Replacing white wheat with red wheat was an excellent decision. It brings a more cracker/bread flavor to the beer that I'm really enjoying. Mittlefrue hops add an excellent floral/herbal flavor to the beer that puts it over the edge! I'm really happy with this beer and considering how long I waited for it, it was worth the wait! 

Appearance: Golden-Straw Yellow

Aroma: Floral and herbal notes with a malt sweetness.

Flavor: Medium-Low hop bitterness with notes of floral and herbal. The yeast flavor is clean and really accentuates the malt and hop balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, fluffy white head that lingers the entire glass.