I brewed with Avangard pilsner malt for the first time Saturday, and got the same results as others have posted...I overshot my target OG by 8 points. Was trying for a 1.066 mai-bock, ended up with 1.074.
FWIW, here is the recipe:
20 lbs. Avangard pils
8 lbs. Best munich
1 lb. Weyermann melanoidin
1 lb. Weyermann caravienne
Mashed in at 146-150°F. After 60 minutes, slowly raised the mash temperature up to 158°F over 30 minutes.
3 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfrueh FWH
3 oz. Tettnanger 60 min
2 oz. Tettnanger knockout (should be around 25 IBUs)
Kegged 10 gallons of Bohemian pilsner from two 6.5 gallon Better Bottle primaries, and added the mai-bock wort directly on the WY2001 Urquell and WY2308 Munich yeast cakes.