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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2014, 03:21:20 PM »
I've tasted my German Pils only a week in the keg and I'm very pleased.

I'm going to keg mine Tuesday or Wednesday and begin the lagering process. I really have nothing to compare it to since this is my first pilsner that I've brewed that wasn't a kit.
I think it is similar to Best. I also have used the Avangard Munich in a Munich Dunkel which is still fermenting and the aroma was nice. The few grains I chewed on were tasty. I plan on making another lager soon with 100% of the Pils to really get an idea of the flavor.
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2014, 11:37:29 PM »
My LHBS just got some of this in.  I'm going to pick some up for a Bo-pils, and also take the opportunity to split the batch and compare a couple WYeast strains. 

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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2014, 04:08:50 PM »
Definitely got higher extraction - all other things were pretty much the same as my last batch and post boil, it is definitely higher gravity than the Weyermann's going into the fermenter.  Waiting on tasting, of course, but if it is comparable to BestMalz, I will be one happy brewer.
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2014, 04:56:52 PM »
I wonder if the low prices we are seeing on this malt are going to change once this company has a better foothold in the states.
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2014, 03:42:39 PM »
I just picked up a sack of Avangard Munich.... Anybody dip into it yet?
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2014, 04:55:20 PM »
I just picked up a sack of Avangard Munich.... Anybody dip into it yet?
Made a German pilsner that is lagering now. Will say when it is carbonated.
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2014, 05:34:34 PM »
I just picked up a sack of Avangard Munich.... Anybody dip into it yet?
Made a German pilsner that is lagering now. Will say when it is carbonated.

Cool... I just ran out and my LHBS was running a 25% off everything deal. So along with 2 sacks of Briess 2 row for $37 a pop, I got a 55 lb sack of the Avangard Munich for $39.... Seemed like a sore peter deal to me.
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2014, 09:26:03 AM »
I brewed with Avangard pilsner malt for the first time Saturday, and got the same results as others have posted...I overshot my target OG by 8 points.  Was trying for a 1.066 mai-bock, ended up with 1.074.

FWIW, here is the recipe:

11 gallons

20 lbs. Avangard pils
8 lbs. Best munich
1 lb. Weyermann melanoidin
1 lb. Weyermann caravienne

Mashed in at 146-150°F. After 60 minutes, slowly raised the mash temperature up to 158°F over 30 minutes.

3 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfrueh FWH
3 oz. Tettnanger 60 min
2 oz. Tettnanger knockout (should be around 25 IBUs)

Kegged 10 gallons of Bohemian pilsner from two 6.5 gallon Better Bottle primaries, and added the mai-bock wort directly on the WY2001 Urquell and WY2308 Munich yeast cakes.

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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2014, 09:55:28 AM »
I brewed with Avangard pilsner malt for the first time Saturday, and got the same results as others have posted...I overshot my target OG by 8 points.  Was trying for a 1.066 mai-bock, ended up with 1.074.

FWIW, here is the recipe:

11 gallons

20 lbs. Avangard pils
8 lbs. Best munich
1 lb. Weyermann melanoidin
1 lb. Weyermann caravienne

Mashed in at 146-150°F. After 60 minutes, slowly raised the mash temperature up to 158°F over 30 minutes.

3 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfrueh FWH
3 oz. Tettnanger 60 min
2 oz. Tettnanger knockout (should be around 25 IBUs)

Kegged 10 gallons of Bohemian pilsner from two 6.5 gallon Better Bottle primaries, and added the mai-bock wort directly on the WY2001 Urquell and WY2308 Munich yeast cakes.

So if you were aiming for a maibock, but ended up that much over your gravity is it a double maibock now? A mai maibock if you will?
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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2014, 04:42:32 PM »
Maibe, maibe not

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Re: Avangard Pilsner Malt
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2014, 04:44:48 PM »
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