Partytime Pilsner - Archived

Partytime Pilsner - Archived is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
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Yeeaaahhh Boooyy!! It's party time! There is nothing like a clean and crisp pilsner to get the party started right, and this beer won't disappoint. Enjoy cold for that invigorating mouthful we all love so much.

$21.21 Regular Price $24.95
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What You Get

1 Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

1 Packet of BrewMax Booster

1 Packet of Saaz Pellet Hops

1 Hop Sack

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

For Fans Of

Pilsner Urquell

Sam Adams Noble Pils

Brew Specs

Flavor: Balanced

Original Gravity: 1.042

Final Gravity: 1.011

ABV: 4.2%

SRM: (Color): 2

IBU: (Bitterness): 27

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 place the unopened can in hot tap water.

2. Place the packet of pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material

3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Sprinkle in both packets of Booster and stir until dissolved. Bring this mixture to a boil, add in your hop sack, then remove from heat.

4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

5. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

6. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

7. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

8. Sprinkle the US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.

STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 14 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 3 more days (17 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 the beer doc from Better with time I brewed this beer 2 weeks and bottled May 29. I use liter bottles. 1st bottle drank at about 4 weeks and I thought it was a little bland. The bottle I am drinking today (Aug 9) is now a little over 8 weeks from bottling and it has improved 100%. It is a remarkable change in taste. Very smooth.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevin from Excellent Pilsner This is a very nice Czech Pilsner. The hops added great odor and taste. The foam head came out great. It needs three weeks lagering - but tasted pretty good at two.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mini Yoda from Great when conditioned correctly Regular 3 weeks fermenting then 2 months carb/condition. Came out excellent. A bit darker in color than the picture, but very clean and easy to drink
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmb73 from My Favorite! This was my favorite brew. 9 months ago I wrote a review and I said I'd have an update on it. I know it took me long enough, but here it is! The beer didn't last until I went on vacation! That's how great it was. I would recommend having this one on hand at all times!! Cheers!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevin from Great Pilsner I had not brewed a pilsner so far and this turned out great. The hops are very distinct in smell and flavor. It does need three weeks, but tasted great at two. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by craftbeersyndrome from Patients I brewed this beer on 5-27 bottled on 6-17 and I tried one at the 4 week mark and it was green. I let it sit another week and I tried one and it was pretty good. I'm going on vacation 8-17 and I'm taking some of my brews with me....I'm gonna let this one sit until then. I'll have and update then. Cheers!
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by houseparty56 from Not done yet. Beer isn't ready yet. Fermented in the cask for 3 weeks, then bottled for secondary two weeks ago. Going to age it another week, then refridgerate for and week and try one. It smells wonderful, and much less sediment than all previous attempts. I'll update later with a report on the finished product.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erick the Witte from Great everyday beer This was a good ingredient. I modified slightly and instead of the booster I added an LME smooth softpack. Gotta say the feedback from this one has been well received. Certainly an everyday brew no matter rain or shine.
Date published: 2015-05-02
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