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Homebrew: Modern Pilsner

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Yesterday I brewed up another batch of lager. This time I attempted an IPA-like beer, but the twist is that it will be fermented with a lager yeast and at low temperatures. The malt bill was simple, with Pilsner, CaraPils and Melanoidin malt. During the boil I single hopped with Centennial to around 60 IBU. After fermentation and lagering, I will add some random dry hops based on what opened packages I have in my freezer. I pitched a large starter of WLP800 Pilsner Lager yeast, and set the thermostat at 10C. The brewday went well, and I collected 19 liters of wort and hit an OG of 1.067. I mashed at low temoeratures (~63C) to produce an easily fermentable wort. This one should be interesting!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
19 L 90 min 59.0 IBUs 12.4 EBC 1.068 1.013 7.3 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American-Style Pilsener 28 A 1.045 - 1.06 1.012 - 1.018 25 - 40 5.9 - 11.8 2.2 - 2.8 4.9 - 6 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pilsner 6 kg 92.31
Cara Plus 10 250 g 3.85
Melanoidin (Weyermann) 250 g 3.85

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Centennial 10 g 90 min Boil Pellet 11.9
Centennial 30 g 30 min Boil Pellet 11.9
Centennial 30 g 15 min Boil Pellet 11.9
Centennial 30 g 5 min Aroma Pellet 11.9
Columbus (Tomahawk) 50 g 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 14
Nelson Sauvin 30 g 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 12
Nugget 15 g 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 13

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 6.00 g 60 min Mash Water Agent

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Pilsner Lager (WLP800) White Labs 75% 10°C - 12.78°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Saccharification 64.4°C 90 min
Mash Out 75.56°C 10 min

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