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Offline SeanAY

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Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:10:50 PM »
So I've got a pack of lager yeast that's probably got to be used by early May, and I'm thinking a pils or other lager with whatever hops I've got on hand for a five-gallon batch.

I've got a s***load of Willamette and Cascade, and some other odds and ends - less than an ounce of Perle, Tettnang, Simcoe and Northern Brewer.  From what I've seen Willamette can be a decent substitute for the more "traditional" hops.  I don't foresee using the Simcoe for this at all.

Which brings me back to the Cascade.  I was thinking something like 1.5 oz for bittering, but I don't want to overwhelm the other hops with that flavor.  I ALSO want to keep the beer overall as a more refreshing, crisp alternative.


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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 07:46:46 PM »
I doubt you'll get much if any flavor from bittering with Cascade
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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 09:42:34 PM »
Simcoe and cascade in an IPL?
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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 09:51:41 PM »
Like I said, I’ve got Simcoe but don’t plan on using it. Just giving a full idea of the stock I have to deal with.

Maybe something like this?




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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 10:01:25 PM »
Looks good
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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 05:27:11 PM »
I ended up making the above... mashed at 149 and tossed in a 2.1L starter at 56 F, with the lager now comfortably resting at 52 F for the foreseeable future.

I think it's going to end up pretty crisp, as my mash temp was a little low to start. Ended up at 1.051 OG, so I was a touch less efficient than I would have wanted. Also my volume into the fermenter was low, all things considered. I lost nearly a gallon in trub! I assume it's the late hop volume contributing to that, as I recently did two pale ales with similar results.

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Re: Pils with Non-Traditional Hops
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 03:22:59 PM »
That looks pretty good. I, for one, don't really care all that much about whether a hop is slated as being for ales or lagers. If I like the smell of it then in it goes. Just put some Tradition in a golden ale yesterday. Finished with Strisselspalt. Your recipe looks good.