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This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.
Rigoberto Padua of St Petersburg, FL, member of the St.Pete Home Brew Club, won a gold medal in Category #3: Pilsner during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Padua’s Pilsner was chosen as the best among 201 entries in the category. Read More
In 2015, AHA Governing Committee member Drew Beechum gave us his two cents on what it means to him to "transform a beer." For him, it all starts with location, and he lets location inform his ingredients. He might say, "Drew, what's your water source?" or "Drew, what grows in your area?" just to get his brain and palate ticking on the most appropriate beer to brew. In this recipe, he takes your classic Bohemian Pilsner recipe and transforms it into his own version of the style. The modified directions can be found underneath the ingredients for the classic style.
This recipe was originally featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Zymurgy.
Ryan Reschan of Vista, CA, and member of the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF), won a gold medal in Category #2: Pilsner during the 2016 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Baltimore, MD. Reschan's Czech pale lager was chosen as the best among 215 entries in the category.
The DC Homebrewers Club recently hosted its second annual 2015 Cheery Blossom Competition. The competition name is a nod to the National Cherry Blossom Festival held in Washington, D.C. and attracts nearly 200 entries from around the country.
The overall "Best of Show" beer recipe in the competition was a rather traditional style: a Bohemian Pilsner recipe brewed by Shawn Scott. This beer is crisp, clean and refreshing, with complex maltiness balanced with a rounded bitterness and spicy flavor from Saaz hops.
The beer's inspiration first emerged when Scott visited the Czech Republic in 1994. He fell in love with Pilsner Urquell, and it became one of his favorite styles to brew and consume. So much so that he's made several visits there over the years, each visit inspiring him to experiment with recipe formulation and brewing techniques to match the style. So we ask you, what will be your inspiration to brew a "Best of Show" homebrew recipe?
Josh Brengle of Orlando, FL, member of the Central Florida Homebrewers, won a gold medal in Category #2: Pilsner during the 2011 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA. Brengle’s Pilsner was chosen as the best among 215 final round entries in the category. Read More
This Bohemian Thriller recipe is a Germanic/Czech style lager brewed using Weyermann Bohemian Floor Malt. It has a round, full & complex malt character with a full mouthfeel. Click here to check it out! Recipe from Zymurgy January/February 2010 Issue (pg. 43-44) Read More
Michael Agnew of Minneapolis, MN, member of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association, won a gold medal in Category #2: Pilsner during the 2010 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Agnew’s Pilsner was chosen as the best among 183 final round entries in the category. Read More
John Watson of Southbury, CT, member of the Underground Brewers Club of Connecticut, won a gold medal in Category #2: Pilsner during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Watson’s Pilsner was chosen as the best among 155 final round entries in the category. Read More