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You will need:

Add some Carapils Grain to your brew and see how simple it is to dramatically improve the flavour.

  • 1 Can Pilsner – 1.5kg
  • 1 kg Lager malt
  • 500g Dextrose
  • 1 Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack
  • 30g Saaz Hops Pellets
  • 1 Packet Saflager Yeast



  1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5-10 litres of water in a fridge and chill*
  2. Place Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack and 1 litre of hot tap water in a pot and steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse the grain with another 500mls hot water and collect this liquid in the saucepan as well. Bring the liquid to the boil and add 15gms Saaz Hops Pellets.
  4. After boiling the wort from the grain for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and place 15gms Saaz Hops Pellets into the pot for 10 minutes to steep.
  5. Add the liquid to the fermenter, with the Pilsner Kit, Lager Malt and Dextrose, and add additional hot water if necessary, to dissolve.
  6. Add chilled water to make up 22 litres at 20-25°C and stir vigorously for 5 minutes.
  7. Add Saflager Yeast**, stir gently, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions ***


*  Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not leave your fermenter to cool before adding yeast, as this increases the chance of an infection.  Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately. 


** Try to maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter, ideally down to 12°C. Place your fermenter next to brick walls or on a cement slab, or wrap it in a towel with one end in water, if the temperature is too high.  Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and old fridge for optimum brewing conditions.



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