This recipe is named after the esteemed George Fix, who authored so many important articles and books when American homebrewing was in its adolescent years. Bohemian Pilsner is a richer, rounder tasting beer than German or American Pilsner, but not as bold as Dortmunder export. For many years it was claimed that this style had to be brewed with mineral free water, like the snowmelt of Pilsen itself, but the brewers routinely added brewing salts to the water to bring up the calcium to about 50 ppm. Using distilled water is recommended for this recipe, because the extract already has the necessary minerals in it.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.