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Dry hopping pilsners?
« on: February 19, 2011, 09:03:02 AM »
I'm thinking of dry hopping a Bohemian pilsner and was wondering if any of you had suggestions for best amounts/methods. I was thinking of using 2 oz. of Saaz pellets, added to the secondary (which is lagering) for 2 weeks before bottling. Should I dry hop in the primary before lagering, or does it even matter?

(I was drinking Sam Adams Noble Pils last night, which is what inspired the dry hopping idea. That beer is so aromatic!)
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 10:49:00 AM »
No and no and NO.
You do not dry hop Bohemian Pilsner.

Well you can do whatever you want to with your beer but do not call it Bohemian Pilsner then.
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 11:13:05 AM »
No and no and NO.
You do not dry hop Bohemian Pilsner.

Well you can do whatever you want to with your beer but do not call it Bohemian Pilsner then.

Thanks for not making me say that!
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 12:18:49 PM »
Well, all right then. Guess I won't be dry hopping. Thanks.
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 12:39:06 PM »
Dry hop if that's what you want to do.  But as Leos pointed out, it won't be a Bo pils then.  That may not matter to you.
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 07:27:48 PM »
Sheesh, you style purists are pretty tough. :o :D


What if you wanted a "Bo Pils" with some nice fresh aromatic hop aroma?
Yup, dry hop it.


Shucks, though, apparently you could not longer call it a Bo Pils.
But hey.....might be worth it. ;)

« Last Edit: February 21, 2011, 08:10:07 AM by pinnah »

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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 07:54:40 PM »
If you're going to enter it into a competition as a BoPils and are trying to win or if you're trying to clone a specific beer then you should care.  If you're just trying to brew a great beer that you'll like to drink then you can do whatever you want and call it whatever you want.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2011, 08:23:26 PM by tygo »
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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 04:48:01 PM »
No and no and NO.
You do not dry hop Bohemian Pilsner.

Well you can do whatever you want to with your beer but do not call it Bohemian Pilsner then.

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Re: Dry hopping pilsners?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 04:07:02 AM »
I believe Double Mountain has a lager that they dry hop and they call it a Czech Pils or something like that. I also suspect Brooklyn Lager may be dry hopped. I mean, it will be way out of style from a Bohemian Pils, but that doesn't mean it won't taste good. I love dry hops and dry hop most of my beers, but then again, I don't really do lagers. If it were me, and I was dry hopping a lager that had been hopped with noble-type beers, I would probably use crystal or liberty for the dry hops.