on October 10, 2003
Creating a perfect pilsner can be the most fustrating undertaking in home brewing. To acheive crisp, clean, properly hopped pilsner lager, a guide is needed. This book is that guide. It will teach you the history of the style, and give recipes for some of the most famous beers from Europe. My favorite is Pilsner Urquell. Be forewarned though, it does not teach decoction mashing, which is the traditional way to mash in your grain for Pilsner. Only NEW BREWING LAGER BEER will guide you through the triple or double decoction mash required to hit the bulleye on great pilsner taste. This book is a great addition for your collection though, and will greatly aid you in the developement of great Pilsner lager. Don't forget to use the softest water you can get your hands on!
on January 28, 1999
This is one of my favorite of the classic Beer Styles Series. It is one of the shortest and Most concise, Miller doesn't go into a lot of history and obsecure style disscussion here, nor does he get too technical. What he does do is present the basics, and he does it all in a non-threating, easy to read style. This is a great resource for Pilsner Fans