Item #: K14
Our Price: $34.99
Low Inventory - Only 2 In Stock, Will Ship On: 06/01/2020.


Our California Pilsner combines a rich hop character and aroma with the hearty flavor of warmer fermented California-style lager. The hopping schedule in this kit is designed to maximize the aroma and flavor of the hops over the usual clean bitterness. Ferment and age this kit at room temperature for a heartier flavor, or refrigerate for 4 weeks after bottling like a traditional lager for a smoother, more commercial character. Alcohol: 4.0%, IBUs 40.

Includes 7 lbs. of our blended malt extract, Czech Saaz and other hops, liquid lager yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.044. Ease of Brewing: Intermediate

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by Bill
on 3/9/2020
from Honeydew, California
California Pilsner
Just bottled today, so I can’t say much.  Sure a couple of sneak tastes while bottling, yeah who doesn’t, give a hint, good.  As all of your kits I have tried easy to use. 
on 9/6/2016
from WI
Grand Champion at the Local Fair!
This is a great beer.  I served it at my son's Graduation party and it was a hit.  It also took Grand Champ at the local fair.  Awesome brew!
by Jeff
on 3/16/2016
from Prescott valley
Very good
Very good beer and it's on the tame side with flavor. My friends that don't like strong beer loved this one.
by Ron
on 6/23/2015
from Lemoore CA
Very Good Beer!
This is worth your time and money. You will not be disappointed. I like to add a little crystal malt and do a little extra hop addition to give it a little boost of body and flavor. All of my non-beer drinking friends loved it too. I like to dump some beer color in it to make it BLACK so my friends wont touch it. haha.
by Sarah
on 4/20/2013
from Urbana
This is a really great beer. Purchased for my dad who lives in SC and wanted a lager style beer that would ferment at a higher temp. Beer was delicious after bottle conditioning for 4-5 weeks. Great balance and very drinkable.
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Dennis Shelley
4/23/2017 8:58:47 AM
What if you are using a 5 gal.keg? Are the directions any different than what is mentioned on your direction sheet? Thanks
The directions are the same although use less priming sugar when kegging (this information is included in the instructions). With a keg, you can also force carbonate, so you may not use any priming sugar at all.
James Plouffe
11/28/2016 9:47:55 PM
What is the Wyeast yeast strain that is used in this beer, California Pilsner ?
We use Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager in this kit, as blind taste tests here revealed this strain as the most pleasing. 
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