Our Dutch Pilsner is straw-coloured in appearance with a moderate, lingering bitterness. The yeast employed is a classic strain that leaves a slightly estery aroma that is typical of Pilsners from The Netherlands. When used with our light DME to make an all-malt beer, the combination of ingredients makes a Pilsner very true to the region.
The yeast under the lid is an 11.5g pack of Fermentis S-23 lager yeast which is commonly used by large breweries in Western Europe.
This product is designed to be used with 1.0-1.5 kg (2.2-3.3lbs) of WilliamsWarn Light Dry Malt Extract and water to make 23 litres (6 US gallons/5 Imp. Gallons) of wort. Original Gravity of 1.040-1.048 (10°P- 12°P), fermented to a Final Gravity of about 1.009 (2.3°P), resulting in 4.1-5.2% alcohol by volume, 22 Bitterness Units and 3 SRM/6 EBC colour.
Ferment at 15°C/59°F for 3 days and then increase to 18°C/64°F for a diacetyl rest to complete fermentation after another 3 days. Cooling can be put on at Day 6 when the SG should be about 1.009.