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European Pils

 You will need:

  • 1 Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series Pils                                                                               
  • 1 kg Ultra Brew
  • 250 g Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack
  • 15 g Tettnanger hops @ 5 mins
  • 15 g Saaz hops @ 0 mins
  • MJ Kit yeast or MJ Bohemian Lager (M84) yeast




  1. A day before preparing recipe place 5 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*.
  2. Steep the Lager\Pilsner Grain Pack for 30min in 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).
  3. Strain the grain through a sieve into to a large saucepan. Rinse grains with a further 500ml of hot water and collect in saucepan as well. Discard the grains.
  4. Add another litre of water to saucepan, dissolve 500g of Ultra Brew and bring to the boil.
  5. Add 15g of Tettnanger hops and simmer for 5 mins.
  6. Turn off the heat and add 15g of Saaz hops. Steep for 10 mins.
  7. Pour the MJ Pils pouch, remaining Ultra Brew and contents of the saucepan into your fermenter and mix well.
  8. Top up to 23L with water (use some chilled water if necessary) to reach a starting temperature of 20°C. Stir vigorously to aerate the wort.
  9. For temperature controlled brewing, add the MJ Bohemian Lager yeast, place in fridge straight away and ferment as close as possible to 12°C. For non-temperature controlled brewing, use the yeast in the MJ Pils pouch and ferment as close as possible to 20°C **.  



* Use sanitised containers with lids. Do not freeze the water.  Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.


** Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter, preferably at 20°C.  Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.  Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.  Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and an old fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.





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