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 Prima Pils Clone | German Pilsner (Pils)
- 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.
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).