Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Standard Refill

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A characteristically bright golden pilsner brewed using premium pale malt, displaying traditional spicy Saaz hop aroma and a dry, refreshing bitter finish.


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  • 1 Can Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


Additional Information

Flavor: Balanced

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 2

IBU (Bitterness): 27

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Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).



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 place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Then slowly sprinkle in the pouches of Booster™ and stir until dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, and then remove from heat.
  3. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
  5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  6. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
  8. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 2
IBU (Bitterness): 27
Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Standard Refill is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Keg Just sampled it today in preparation for the bottling process. No, it's not Budweiser nor is it Coors. This Pils has a balance of aroma, body and depth that isn't found in a traditional American beer. Doesn't have a complex flavor such as a Dunkel would posses. It's the perfect first step for those who want to experience a European beer, yet not go off the deep end to extremes that may turn them off to exploring other European brews. It has very little bitterness, which surprised me. I expected more like Tucker (Nurenberg) would have. My secret is to use filtered water in the brewing process. This makes a huge difference. I may call this batch "K'attitude".
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliably fresh and delicious I have used just the can, the can plus booster (standard refill), the can plus UME pouch (deluxe refill), and on occasion dry hopped the result (a la the 'Party Time Pilsner' recipe). The result has always been a fresh, light (not lite), clear gold beer with a pleasant head and a wonderful pils taste I find in few off the shelf pilsners. My favorite every day beer and a solid start to beer flights. Of course if someone's tastes run to triple Russian Imperial stouts with chocolate and raspberry (or if you have just had a glass of it) then this brew may seem a bit puny. A clear, pale beer with ample flavor can be a challenge for a home brewer but this refill can be counted on for providing one.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific First Brew This was my first batch with the gear from Mr Beer. It was fun and fascinating, the perfect brew to start out on. The results astounded me. Honestly, my expectations were low when the process was finished -- I mean, how good could such a mixture actually be? I utilized the advice from experienced brewers here, waiting 20 days before bottling and 28 before refrigerating. The taste was amazing -- full, crisp and with a pleasant "bite" to it. A confidence-builder, to be sure. Since then, I have brewed up four batches of various blends, but will soon return to do up another batch of the Grand Bohemian. If you are thinking about trying out this hobby, I suggest GBCP as an ideal batch to kick off your new career.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp and refreshing Brewed last season straight up and it was a huge hit. This year I experimented with dry hopping using Warrior hops during the brew process. A great success! Beer had crisp, citrus notes with a dry, hoppy finish. Added lemon slices to a couple of glasses and it made the blend pop with vibrant crisp floral notes. A fun brew and recipe to make and will definitely brew again; I will try a less acidic hops next time to curb some of the dryness on this batch.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised Actually not too bad, I was pleasantly surprised. I added one once of saaz hops steeped in the wort for a few minutes in a muslin bag. I saw this was done by another reviewer so I tried. I would next time let them steep a little longer than the 5 or so minutes it tried. I found that using sugar cubes instead of the carb drops from Mr. Beer worked much better.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good as a start beer This was my first brew with the Mr Beer kit: Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner. The brews finish was a good quality...not great but good. I made it with only the can of extract and yeast. To me the flavor is sweet like a dry white wine with pilsner end. When I make it again I will add a LME smooth or golden along with a Booster for extra body. I am more of a Stout/Porter drinker so this was a delicate flavor. Nonetheless, I have taken the beer to work (My Fine Dinning Restaurant Life) and let my fellow work and restaurant owner try it on two occasions. Both time everyone enjoyed the taste. So in conclusion, I would recommend the beer as a starter but to be used as a base to build on. After making 10 gallons of beer it is a great start with the kit.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Beer Great beer! My wife and I love it. She doesn't care for beer much, but she loves it and with lime, weird. I'll have to make this one again!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 1st Brew! Very good full flavored beer. Smooth even taste. Nice aroma though I added Saaz hops during 2nd week of fermentation. Mine was much darker in color than expected. Very nice light amber color not golden as I expected. Has been bottled for 3 weeks and tastes good but think it will continue to get better with age. Still has a hint of cidery flavor. Would buy again Thanks Mr. Beer!
Date published: 2017-03-03
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