Pilsner

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  1. Iliff Avenue Brewhouse

    Iliff Avenue Brewhouse Well-Known Member

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    100% weyermann pilsner

    bitter with Magnum
    2 oz HM at 2 minutes
    2 oz Loral DH - never used before

    40 IBUs
    modified yellow bitter water with about 135 ppm SO4
    5.2 mash pH
    1.052
    2 packets M76 yeast - first time using in this recipe

    Any thoughts? Never used Loral before but I think it will fit nicely based on beers I have had with it. I have brewed this before but with switching out the DH varieties with Mandarina once and Huell Melon once. So far I prefer the Mandarina. I want to trying Hallertau Blanc soon and eventually just do a HM version.
     
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    Modified yellow bitter water? :p
    Recipe's fine. I don't know Loral hops so can't help you there. I prefer the classics in my Pilsners....

    Pilsner is all about process. It's hard to predict the outcome from just the recipe. And I see you're in Lakewood. I'm in Aurora....
     
  3. Iliff Avenue Brewhouse

    Iliff Avenue Brewhouse Well-Known Member

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    Yep we went back and forth about breweries a bit.

    I have learned not to call it a 'German Pilsner' since I don't follow German procedures however it is a German influenced, lazy American styled pilsner. Previous version have turned out well so I don't see any reason to adjust my procedures at this point.
     
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    Nail it and it will give you alot of assurances with your brewing practices.
     
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    I'm still wondering where you get that modified yellow bitter water - Lakewood's water isn't THAT bad.... ;-)
    I do a similar thing I call a "German-American Pale Ale". Comes out pretty danged close to a Pilsner, too!
     
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    #6 Iliff Avenue Brewhouse, Jan 4, 2019
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    The water seems to do very well for balanced amber colored beers without too much adjustment.

    Referring to modifying the "yellow bitter" water profile from Bru'n Water. I think that profile uses around 100 ppm SO4. I bump it up a bit to get more bite per my preference. I normally use Gypsum, Calcium Chloride, and lactic acid to adjust my water.
     
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    I did a Loral Smash and was pleasently surprised. All Golden Promise, 35 IBUs, moderate sulfate, low chloride, all Loral hops, no dry hop. Aroma and flavour are subtle/mild: plenty of floral, light/faint citrussy notes, some soft earthiness. Overall, a very pleasent hop for anything not an IPA or heavily hop loaded. It can possibly work in IPAs, but it will not shine, unless you use a lot. And as a downside, it is expensive. I used 9 oz crop 2017 and I was pleased.
     
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    I found it super cheap. Think it was $1.25 fro two ounces. Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like it will meet my expectations.
     

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