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Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« on: August 21, 2020, 04:43:57 AM »
I recently tapped a pilsner I made with this malt. I have used a handful of "craft malts" and never really fell in love with any. And I suppose if I was dead set on this beer tasting like a Czech Pilsner, I wouldn't like it, either. But it tastes great and very interesting. Simple pale lager base (90% Pevec, 8% carafoam, 2% acid malt) hopped like an American take on a Czech pilsner (Sterling at 90 mins and 30 mins, Czech Saaz at 0 mins). I Hochkurz decocted it (146/158/168) and fermented with WLP802 (~50F). Lagered at 34F in the keg for 4 months. 1.059 to 1.013, but it tastes much lighter than that.

Wow -- clean, delicate honey flavor, slightly floral aroma. Very very pale color -- I would think it was a 1.040 rice lager from looking at it. Anyway, I wouldn't use this malt for a pilsner, but it is very interesting and very beautiful in its own way. I can only imagine how it would taste in Belgian Blonde Ale or a Weizen. Pretty nice.

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Re: Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 01:58:31 PM »
Its great to finall y see malt getting the recognition that hops do.
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Re: Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 04:52:28 PM »
I'd love to find a domestic replacement for Weyermann Pils, but so far i've found nothing that compares. I order my grain through BSG, anyone have experience with the Leopold Bros pilsner malt?

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Re: Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 05:53:38 PM »
I'd love to find a domestic replacement for Weyermann Pils, but so far i've found nothing that compares. I order my grain through BSG, anyone have experience with the Leopold Bros pilsner malt?

Second reference today to the Leopold Bros today.

I thought they might just be doing malt for distilling. Pils malt, well Todd Leopold did go to brewing school in Germany, where you learn to malt and brew.


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Re: Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 06:14:46 PM »
I'd love to find a domestic replacement for Weyermann Pils, but so far i've found nothing that compares. I order my grain through BSG, anyone have experience with the Leopold Bros pilsner malt?

Second reference today to the Leopold Bros today.

I thought they might just be doing malt for distilling. Pils malt, well Todd Leopold did go to brewing school in Germany, where you learn to malt and brew.
I saw it in the BSG catalog, that’s why I asked, where is the other reference?


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Re: Troubadour Pevec Pilsner Malt
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 09:27:55 PM »
I have been trying to think of how to describe this beer, and it strikes me that the floral honey aroma, delicate softness and easy drinkability reminds me a bit of the descriptions I have read of NZ Pilsner. I understand that is more hop-driven, but I couldn't help but think these malt-based flavors and aromas (maybe a bit like a dry muscat wine) could compliment NZ hops. I don't have any more of this malt left (and due to a mixup at MoreBeer, I have twice my necessary annual supply of base malt), but if anyone wanted direction on what to do with that malt, I think my second attempt would probably be a NZ pils and the third a pale Belgian style.