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