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Offline alestateyall

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CAP Help
« on: May 03, 2014, 03:00:19 PM »
Would this make a decent CAP?

10# American Pilsner Malt (Rahr)
2oz Wheat
1.2 oz Perle @ 60 32.8 IBU
0.5 oz Saaz @ 5 1.5 IBU
1 oz Saaz @ Flameout
WLP800
OG 1054

I have these hops on hand:

1.5 oz Saaz (in above recipe)
2 oz Perle (partially in above recipe)
1 oz Strisselspalt
2 oz Ahtanum
2 oz Cluster

I could rice or more pilsner malt if necessary.
Tommy M.
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Re: CAP Help
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 03:04:05 PM »
I think you would want to have some corn in there too, up to 20%.
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Re: CAP Help
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 05:20:33 PM »
Why the wheat? As Jeffy said you want some corn in there.

Why not use some Cluster early. That is a signature of the style, unless you detest Cluster. Saaz late works for me. If you were to compete with this, get the IBUs up to 38-40.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 08:09:29 PM »
I think I should rephrase my question.

I want to make a pilsner. I have these hops

1.5 oz Saaz
2 oz Perle
1 oz Strisselspalt
2 oz Ahtanum
2 oz Cluster

And about 15# of Rahr Premium Pilsner on hand.

What can I make with those ingredients? And a wlp800 (Pilsner lager) yeast.

It doesn't have to be a CAP.  I just figured my ingredients weren't good for German or Czech Pilsners. I won't be putting it in a contest.

The recipe I made in the original post was just a guess but I felt the late Saaz wasn't enough hops late. I wonder what of those other hops might go with the Saaz late. Or other suggestions are also welcome.

PS. The wheat was just something I have in the brew closet. I thought it might help with head retention. It is not necessary.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 08:11:36 PM by alestateyall »
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Re: CAP Help
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 06:22:35 AM »
You can use the wheat if you want, I probably wouldn't. Strisselspalt is a great finishing hop when  fresh for pilsnesr style beers. I'm not  much of a fan of Perle (kind of minty to me) but I know folks who LOVE them. Saaz is hit or miss, I don't like them myself thought I'm a huge fan of Pilsner Urquel if fresh. Ahtanum - that's a citrussy type hop. And not one I care much for. I'm not very familiar with cluster of of late.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 07:16:14 PM »
I decided to reduce my batch size to 5G (my usual is 6) to stretch the Perle and Saaz I had on hand. I brewed the following.

8# Rahr Pilsen
0.75 oz Perle @60
0.5 oz Saaz @15
0.5 oz Saaz @5
0.5 oz Saaz @1
WLP800 2+2L step starter

OG 1046
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