I still haven't brewed this. It will be my first lager of the season once the weather cools down a bit more so I have two batches scheduled ahead of it
As is pretty standard for me, it is hard to settle on traditional styles. I think the problem is I can't brew as much as I like so I start combining multiple ideas into one beer...
I am thinking about shifting this and throwing in some American hops. I still want it to be 'pilsneresque' but with some different hop attributes. I suppose it just becomes a generic hoppy lager. I have a couple of ounces of Ahtanum that I was thinking of throwing into the mix.
How does this look? I will get rid of the 20 min addition altogether and get most of my IBUs from the bittering addition. Is it a bad idea to dry hop?
Magnum 60 min
1 oz Sterling/1 oz Ahtanum 5 min
1 oz Sterling/1 oz Ahtanum DH
I will either go the more traditional route or this direction depending on what I have on tap at the time.
Sounds good to me. I love the hoppy lager/IPL beers. I used the Pivo pils recipe from Matt Brynildson in BYO and it called for a small dry hop. Ahtanum is great dry hopped. I say go for it.
Thanks! I need to stop developing recipes too far in advance. It's a problem I have....