Erste Pils (German Pils | 5D)

Erste Pils (German Pils 5D)

A simple German-style Pilsner.

Name: Erste Pils
Style: German Pils (5D)
Type: All Grain

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 7.51 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 3.0826509
Estimated IBU: 40.4 IBUs (Tinseth)
Estima.ed ABV: 4.4 %
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0%
Boil Time: 60 minutes


Amount Name Type %
10 lbs Admiral Pils Grain 100.0%
0.50 oz Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 60.0 min Hop -
0.50 oz Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 30.0 min Hop -
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 30.0 min Hop -
0.50 oz Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 10.0 min Hop -
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 10.0 min Hop -
1 pkg Global (Imperial#L13) Yeast -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 3.62 gal of water at 163.2 F 153.0 F 60.0 mins



  • Took a hydrometer sample. Beer is at 62F. Final Gravity is 1.007.


  • Racked beer to keg. Attached 3/8 in tubing to the brew bucket and opened the nozzle into a sanitized keg. It was super easy.
  • Let keg in the keezer for 3+ hours to chill it down before adding gelatin for clearing it up.
  • Added 1tsp gelatin to 1 cup cold water. Let sit and bloom for 25 minutes. Put in microwave for 15 second intervals and took temperature. Kept going about 4-5 times until the mixture cleared up and the temperature was around 155F. Then opened keg and dumped it in. Jostled it a little then purged headspace with co2 about 4-5 times.
  • Turned off gas to other 3 kegs and turned on to the pils keg. Cranked up PSI to 30 around 11pm. Will let it sit for ~24 hours before dialing it back down.