Mini Van Bo Pilsner
Bohemian Pilsner


Type: All Grain

Date: 03/06/2006

Batch Size: 40.00 L

Brewer: Tim Gorman
Boil Size: 45.79 L Asst Brewer: Jason Scheffler and Kevin Perdue
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Burning Barrel Brewery
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.0
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.90 kg Pilsner (Weyermann) (1.7 SRM) Grain 80.2 %
1.70 kg Vienna Malt (Weyermann) (3.0 SRM) Grain 19.8 %
56.70 gm Saaz (plug) [5.50%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 19.3 IBU
56.70 gm Saaz (plug) [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 17.5 IBU
0.53 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2 Pkgs Czech Pilsner Lager (Wyeast Labs #2278) [Starter 125 ml] Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.008 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.5 %
Bitterness: 36.8 IBU Calories: 463 cal/l
Est Color: 3.5 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 8.60 kg
Sparge Water: 31.96 L Grain Temperature: 22.2 C
Sparge Temperature: 75.6 C TunTemperature: 22.2 C
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 22.45 L of water at 73.2 C 66.7 C 90 min

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 89.3 KPA Carbonation Used: 13psi
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 6.4 C Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 11.1 C  


This beer was frozen in primary. I left my temp controller out of the converted freezer and went out of town for 3 days. I slowly thawed it over about 4 days. I thought that I would have to dump it, however it turned out really nice. A bit dry, cause it actually fermented out pretty low.