Prescription Pils Recipe

Prescription Pils

Prescription Pils (8.5 Litres)

Feeling pale? The Prescription Pils’ is the perfect tonic for your thirst. Built on a bed of unhopped pale malt extract you can expect a medium bodied pilsner with golden straw colours. Its sweet malt spice flavours are followed by a dry finish and a healthy dose of floral aromas and a hint of citrus. After your first Prescription Pils the only thing you’ll be nursing will be the next one. No reason to worry about running out though, the repeat prescription’s in your hands.


  • 5 x 250g Mr Beer Unhopped Malt Extract - Pale
  • 1 x 50g Hallertau Mittelfrueh Hop Pellets
  • 1 x 11.5g Saflager W34/70 Yeast
  • 1 x 72g Mr Beer Carbonation Drops


  • Colour: Straw/Gold
  • Body: Medium
  • Bitterness: Medium
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 5.0% ABV
  • Naturally Carbonated: Natural


Step 1 : Mix

Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew. Bring the contents of a 250g SoftPack to the boil in 3 litres of water. Add the Hallertau Mittelfrueh Hop Pellets and boil for 30mins. Remove from the heat and set the pot in a cold/ice water bath to cool. Strain the malt hop liquid into the Fermenting Vessel (FV). Add the contents of the remaining four SoftPacks to the FV (no need to stir). Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark. Sprinkle the W-34/70 yeast and fit the lid.

Step 2 : Brew

Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment at 15C. Fermentation should take 10 to 14 days. On day 10 check the specific gravity (SG). Check the SG again the following day and so on.

Step 3 : Bottle

The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days, expect about 1007 to 1011. Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top. Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps (only one drop per bottle may be preferred). Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

Step 4 : Enjoy

After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles. Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age. When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright. The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind. Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 5.0%ABV.

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