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Firestone Walker Pivo Pils Clone HomeBrew Recipe

firestone walker pivo pils clone
firestone walker pivo pils clone
firestone walker pivo pils clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: European Style Pilsner
Target ABV: 5.3%
Target IBUs: 40
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Posted August 13, 2013 by


All Grain German Style Pilsner Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Style Pilsner, similar to Firestone Walker Pivo Pils. Golden colored, medium-bodied with floral hop aromas and clean crisp malty flavors. Moderate hop bitterness.



10 lbs German Pilsner 2-row

1 lb Vienna Malt

8 oz. lb Carapils


1/2 oz. Magnum 14%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Spalter 4%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. Spalter 4%a, 15 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP800 Pilsner Lager Yeast or Wyeast 2001 Urquell Lager

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. Saphir


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 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 4-6 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.


    Going to try this recipe this weekend, but I came across an interview with Matt Brynildson who states that Pivo Pils is made with all pilsner malt and mashed at 122/145/155 and uses German lager yeast (WLP830). I’m wondering if anyone has first hand comparison of this clone and maybe comment why the differences in malt bill and process?


    Ian Forsyth

    Good clone recipe. Clean and crisp with some light spicy hop notes. Very refreshing.


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