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Victory Brewing Co. Prima Pils Clone

Downingtown, Pa.’s Victory Prima Pils might appear light and crisp, but there are loads of hops hiding underneath the frothy head of this tasty German-style Pilsner. Thirst quenching and flavorful, you can taste the German subtleties lingering beneath the long, dry finish of this classy beer.

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Victory Brewing Co. Prima Pils Clone | German Pilsner (Pils)


  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
    • 9.25 lb. (4.2 kg) German Pilsner malt
    • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Hallertau Tradition whole hops, 6% a.a. (60 minutes)
    • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Tettnanger whole hops, 4.5% a.a. (30 minutes)
    • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Hallertau Mittelfrüh whole hops, 4.5% a.a. (20 minutes)
    • 2.0 oz. (57 g) Saaz whole hops, 4.3% a.a. (10 minutes)
    • German lager yeast


    • Original Gravity: 1.053
    • IBU: 51
    • SRM: 3
    • Boil Time: 90 minutes
    • Efficiency: 75%


    Use a double decoction mash schedule with a protein rest at 122° F (50° C) for 20 minutes, main mash rests at 145° F (63° C) for 40 minutes and 155° F (68° C) for 20 minutes, and a mash-out at 165° F (74° C) for 10 minutes.

    Ferment at 50° F (10° C) for two weeks or until finished.

    Extract Version

    Substitute 7.5 lb. extra-light or Pilsner malt extract syrup for the Pilsner malt. Please note that the extract version of this beer will be appreciably darker (7 SRM as opposed to 3 for the all-grain, full-wort-boil version).

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