Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Deluxe Refill

Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Deluxe Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 71.
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  • If you enjoy drinking Gordon Biersch Czech Pilsner, Pilsner Urquell, Samuel Adams Noble Pils, or New Belgium Blue Paddle then this is the Refill for you!
  • Our Refills come with everything that is needed to brew your next batch of great tasting beer. 
  • All of our Refills are done brewing within 10-14 days and designed for brewing 2-gallon batches. 
  • Mr. Beer's brewing extract is formulated and produced by master brewers at Coopers Brewery in Australia using the highest quality, all-natural barley and hops.. 
  • Every Mr. Beer Refill comes with Coopers proprietary brewing yeast that performs well in a wide range of temperatures. 
  • With this Refill, you will get our Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner HME, 2 Pouches of BrewMax LME Pale, 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser, and 1 packet of brewing yeast.
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    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2. Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5. After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of brewing extract, then remove the label from the can. Place the unopened can in hot tap water

    2. Using the clean measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your 4-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove pot from heat.

    3. Open packet of BrewMax LME and the can of brewing extract and pour it into the pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture is the wort.

    4. Fill the keg with cold water to line mark 1 on the back. The water must be cold (ideally from the refrigerator) with a temperature of 40-55°F/4-12°C. For the best results, we recommend using bottled spring water or filtered tap water. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

    5. Pour the wort into the keg and then bring the volume of the keg up to line mark 2 by adding more cold water. Mix vigorously with the plastic spoon/ whisk. Be careful to not scratch the inside of the keg, which could create small spaces for bacteria to grow. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    6. Sprinkle the entire yeast packet into the keg and then screw on the lid.Do not stir.

    7. Allow your fermenter to sit for 10-14 days.

    Store the fermenter in a cool, dark place between 68-78°F/20-26°C for the yeast to work properly. The ideal temperature range is 70-72°F / 21-22°C. After a few days the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. However, the yeast is still at work, slowly finishing the fermentation process.

    STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 10 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 4 more days (14 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Fine beer for the type. Bring back sales/specials The beer turned out fine. It is not my favorite type of beer, so perhaps only 4 stars is a bit harsh. Like I have said in other reviews, replacing your periodic sales with a so called rewards program hurts customers like me. I make 2-3 orders a year, getting enough refills, recipes and supplies to last 4-6 months. No way I can make enough orders at level to initially qualify for the rewards, much less keep it up every year. Bring back the sales and promotions, please. Also, this the third review in which I said this. You did not publish either of the previous, which indicates you do not wanted to hear about things like this.
    Date published: 2020-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Dano from Wake up in the morning and brew excellence! Honestly, I experienced some anxiety with my first home brewing endeavor. Meticulously, I cleaned and sanitized my work area and implements, followed the simple instructions and Voila! Results were pure perfection. Could not be more pleased... unless 14 days could go by more quickly. Definitely glad I utilized the Booster. This GBCP is smooth and delicious. I could add superfluous adjectives but you wouldn’t care. Great brew. Great experience.
    Date published: 2017-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by plantman kyle from Always a hit! This is my fifth time brewing this recipe, and always pleased with the outcome. I add a half ounce of Saaz hops, and let it steep in the wort for 10 minutes as it cools. A delicious pilsner, always a hit! HIGHLY recommended!
    Date published: 2016-01-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Rick H from Good Autumn Brew I like Pilsner Urquell, so I was excited to try the Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Deluxe. While the Grand Bohemian is good, it has a maltier taste than Pilsner Urquell, and it has more of a golden brown color than the golden yellow color in a side-by-side comparison. Perhaps the deeper tone and maltier taste is from the BrewMax LME. This is my fourth Mr. Beer brew, and I've found that finding a location in my house to maintain the brewing and bottling temperature ranges can be challenging.
    Date published: 2022-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by poppy65 from Wonderful! Made this for my son and to commemorate time spent in in Czech. We are enjoying every bottle. The longer it conditions the better it is tasting! Smooth taste, nice color with the right amount of head - excellent beer for an "amateur".
    Date published: 2016-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by twistedv from It's just a good tasting beer... This was my first recipe that came with my kit and I will say patience is the key. My first taste sample was okay. So I waited a few days later and tried again. A lot better. I even had a few sample bottles given to friends and they are asking for more... so back to the brew basement.
    Date published: 2016-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Naomi from One of my Favorites I have 4 kegs going, I like to rotate the flavors of beer as well. This is one I always order.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 611Joe from Easy to brew, looking forward to tomorrow's taste Tasting begins tomorrow! Excited. The brewing process went smoothly. Thank you for the videos you post on your site that help show me good cleaning procedures, etc. In the future, I'm buying more carbonation drops. I tried a bag of sugar and a measuring spoon this time around and let's just say, I'll be buying those drops!
    Date published: 2020-07-12
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    Why is this beer red in color? Two weeks in fermenter and just transferred to a carboy to age a bit more before bottling. It doesn’t look like a Pilsner. More like a red ale. Any idea why? Is it the pale LME?

    Asked by: Justbob61
    The trade-off on the simplicity of our system is that malt extract, especially the kind with hops in it, darkens when concentrated. Our beers will be a little darker for that reason, but the flavor isn't impacted, but the perceived taste may be. Our Recipes can do a bit better at staying closer to style since we can start with lighter base beers and make them into whatever recipe we desire, but the lightest we can go with our Refills is with the Standard, since they use Booster packs which won't add color, where the Deluxe with its malt packs, will darken slightly.
    Answered by: Mr Beer
    Date published: 2023-04-03

    Same question as Jc303. Two pouches of LME in this kit. Do I use both in the wort? Directions refer to "a" packet.

    Asked by: Tim 690
    You will use both packets of the LME.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2023-01-22

    With this refill I got 2 booster packs, do I use both?

    Asked by: Jc303
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