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Lagers Again
« on: March 20, 2014, 03:51:11 PM »
I'm just about to get a new lager fridge, to replace my old one that burned out a year and a half ago. Pretty excited about it ! So I'm gonna brew a BoPils to break the new one in, one of my favorite styles. My question is about the floor malted Weyermann BoPils malt. I used the standard Weyermann BoPils malt numerous times, but never the floor malted. Have you used it, and what were your impressions ?  I've heard mostly great things, but I either heard or read a report or two where the brewers felt that there were clarity issues with it. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 04:56:28 PM »
I have always used the standard bohemian pils malt. From what I have heard, a protein rest will help with the clarity.

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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 05:03:43 PM »
Yeah, love the standard. I'm assuming that is a possible issue with the floor malted - I understand it's a little more under modified than the standard, so a protein rest would be pretty much mandatory, if I'm correct. I had great results with the standard, so there's no sacrifice to use it.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 06:48:22 AM »
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I used the floor malted bo Pils on 2 Czech Pils and a Golden Bock/Maibock.

I had no clarity problems whatsoever, dropped to nearly filtered bright.  The maibock took a bit longer to drop clear, but then it too was crystal clear.

The first CP I made with all floor malted and a little carafoam.  the second was otherwise identical but i split the base malt 50:50 with regular old weyermann.  I felt the second one was better in malt flavor and aroma, but that's just my opinion.

I like the floor malted and would buy it again, i just won't be heartbroken if I can't get it.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 07:12:09 AM »
Good info, thanks Paul !
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 09:50:20 AM »
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 11:24:22 AM »
I've used it several times and never had any clarity issues whatesoever.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 11:25:14 AM »
I've used it several times and never had any clarity issues whatesoever.

Cool, thanks !
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 03:42:06 PM »
I am actually blending 50-50 floor malted and regular BoPils malt in my Pilsner.
I am not 100% positive it it has any flavor impact thou.
Blending base malt is a good thing to my opinion.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 03:49:30 PM »
Yep, I like to blend base malts, too. Thanks for the info, Leos !
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 07:39:23 PM »
I've been really happy with my lagers this year. Now, I have to try the floor malted Pils...this thread has perked up my curiousity and I need some tasty lagers for summer.
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Re: Lagers Again
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 07:47:49 PM »
I've been really happy with my lagers this year. Now, I have to try the floor malted Pils...this thread has perked up my curiousity and I need some tasty lagers for summer.

Same here. I want to hit it hard and get some lagers built up for summer. Been too damn long !
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