This is going to be my summer pilsner. I made a ten gallon batch, so I won’t have my usual dilemma whereby the beer just starts to really taste good when it’s almost finished! After trying Victory’s Prima Pils, I had the idea of using a blend of the noble hops to try make something a bit more interesting.
50% Bohemian Pilsner Malt
40% Premium Pilsner Malt
8% Munich II
100g – 18.6 IBU – Tettnanger 3.9% @ 100 min (FWH)
24g – 14.5 IBU – Magnum 15% @ 60 min
65g – 7.1 IBU – Saaz & Hallertauer Mittelfruh (1:1 blend 3.5%)
65g – 4.6 IBU – Saaz & Hallertauer Mittelfruh (1:1 blend 3.5%)
80g – 0 IBU – Saaz & Hallertauer Mittelfruh (1:1 blend 3.5%)
I used bottled spring water (25ppm bicarbonate content), mashed at 68.9C (156F) for 60 minutes. Mash hit pH 5.2 with 0.25ml lactic 80% added per litre. 90 minute boil with servomyces and protofloc.
Repitch of WLP815 – Belgian Lager, pitched at 8C. Allowed to rise to 10C and will be held there before raising to 16C for a diacetyl rest near to the end of primary fermentation.