Saaz Hops


Saaz is a very traditional aroma hop that has been grown in the Czech Republic for centuries. It is classified as one of the four true Noble varieties. Alpha acids are low (around 3 to 4.5% AAU) and its primary use is for its distinct mild spice aroma and mild flavor. The saaz aroma can be described best as spicy, clean, classic and noble (a term that you just have to taste to understand, really.)
Saaz hops are the defining element for the classic Pilsner Urquell and Budėjovice Budweiser beers, and are a welcome addition to any light lager, pale ale, and even the wit style.


Typical Use : Aroma
Alpha Acid : 3 to 4.5% AAU
Origination : Czech Republic
Commercial Examples : Pilsner Urquell and Budėjovice Budweiser
Characteristics : Spicy, Noble
Styles : Pilsner is the classic style
Similar Hops : Sladek is a hybrid of saaz.



Hop Characteristics Unavailable

All Grain Recipe - Saaz Pilsner ::: 1.051/1.010 (5 Gal)

Grain Bill

8.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pilsner Malt
.5 lbs. - Cara Pils Malt
.5 lbs. - Crystal Malt (20L)

Hop Schedule

2 oz. - Saaz - 60 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - 30 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - 10 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - At flameout or Dry Hopped


White Labs Pilsner Lager Yeast (WLP800)
or White Labs Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast (WLP802)


Mash In at 152° for 60 min - sparge as usual
Boil time : 60 min.
Cool and lager at 50° to 55° for an extended period

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