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Classic Czech Session Lager HomeBrew Recipe

Czech session lager
Czech session lager
Czech session lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Czech-Style Session Lager
Target ABV: 4.6%
Target IBUs: 27
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted February 2, 2014 by


All Grain HomeBrew Czech Style Pale Lager Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a smooth session-style Pale Czech Lager. Crisp and unfiltered with notes of mild sweet malt and spicy noble hops.



5 lbs Vienna Malt

5 lbs. Pilsner Malt


1 oz. Czech Saaz 4%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Czech Saaz 4%a, at 20 minutes

1 oz. Czech Saaz 4%a, at 10 minutes

1/2 oz. Czech Saaz 4%a, at flameout

YeastWhite Labs WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2278 Czech Pils


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 3-4 weeks.

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