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Pilothouse Pilsner - Recipe Suggestions?

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Hello, all - I have two cans of Pilothouse Pilsner sitting here.

I tried a search but apparently my skills are lacking.

Suggestions???

Thx!

Joe

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Here is a recipe I did that tasted good, but turned out darker than Qbrew figured.

Pertwie Pilsner
Recipe Pertwie Pilsner Style German Pilsner (Pils)
Brewer Batch 2.13 gal
Extract
Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.062 OG Estimated FG 1.016 FG
Recipe Bitterness 32 IBU Alcohol by Volume 6.0%
Recipe Color 7° [color turned out closer to 12] SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.7%

Ingredients
Quantity Grain Type Use
1.21 lb MrB. Pilothouse Pilsner Extract Extract
1.21 lb MrB. Pilothouse Pilsner Extract Extract
1.00 lb Muntons DME - Extra Light Extract Extract

Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz MrB. Pilothouse Pilsner Pellet 5 minutes
1.00 oz MrB. Pilothouse Pilsner Pellet 5 minutes
0.50 oz Saaz Czech) Pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Saaz Czech) Pellet 10 minutes

Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS
Recipe Notes
In 0.75 gal of spring water - bring to boil while mixing in the Mounton's Extra Light DME.
After hot break add 0.5 oz of Saaz hops for 60 min.
Add 0o.5 oz of Saaz hops with 10 min. keft in boil.
Remove from heat and add the 2 cans of Pilot House Pilsner - cool wort
Add wort to 1 gal. chilled spring waterin LBK
Add water to 8.5 line in LBK
Add Safale S-05 yeast.
Wait 5 min. and stir vigorously. Cap.

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Joe,

Also, realize that there are NO Pilothouse pellet hops. Those are just the estimates in QBrew for the hops that are in the Pilothouse Pilsner that you already have bought. QBrew just figures those in automatically with the appropriate Mr. B brew.

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I did a similar brew as TimeTraveler, used a pound of Pilsen DME and 1/2 oz Mt Hood hops at 15 min and 7 mins.

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My PHP mod was as such:

Mr B PHP HME 1.21 Lbs
Briess Pilsen DME 1.00 Lbs
Briess Golden Light DME .75 Lbs

.5 Oz Saaz Hops (boil @ 30 Min)
.40 Oz Hallertauer (boil @ 15 Min)
.10 Oz Hallertauer (boil @ 5 Min)

Filled LBK to "Top of the Q" 2.5 Gallons
2 Packs Mr B brewing Yeast pitched at 68 degrees.

Fermented for 21 days, bottled and carbo/conditioned for 28 days.

Beer was A W E S O M E !

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I sort of liked the old PHP as is. A good light Pilsner.
I brewed with Lager S-23 yeast. Made a nice dry lager. Notes said nice hop taste, not bitter, smooth easy drinker. ABV 3.9% Overfilled yielded 8.5 qts.

I have 4 on hand from the super sale. Might use one of the above recipes for the next time I brew this.

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If I was going to add anything to my PHP Mod it would be to steep 4 Oz of CaraPils prior to the DME/Hops boil.

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Resurrecting this one as I have a can of the PHP sitting around. Was looking at Wings Fan recipe. I don't have any pilsner DME, I do have a few pounds of Light and of Wheat DME. Have the hops and the carapils. Wondering if I would do better adding the same amount of DME (all light) or maybe just grabbing another pack of the Pilothouse at a local store that still has some of the old MrB refills.

Never tasted this one before but did use one can in the Devilish Pilot recipe I saw referenced here. Not sure I remember how the Nelson hops are in terms of taste and smell (I have had Drifter but not too many others that I know of that use NS). Maybe I will see if anything at Cheers features it and grab some - just wondering if I should double the PHP contents or go with the DME.

Cheers
jeff

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Light would work fine. In fact, I think Light IS Pilsner in most circles.

NS hops are a little "white grapey" but they don't overpower this brew.

I made another Mod of this recently and used:

1.21 lb PHP HME
1.00 lb Pilsen DME
.50 lb Golden Light DME
.25 lb Steeped CaraPils

.35 oz Sterling @ 28 min
.15 oz Sterling @ 17 min

.50 oz Sterling (dry hop)

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Hmm looks tasty. I have water warming up as we speak. No bittering hops? Just flavor and aroma? I was thinking of using some Hallertau for that portion as I have some of them on hand and wanted to use them up.
I guess technically a Pils may not need much in the way of bittering (especially with an HME) but I did see that Magnum are used for bittering in Pils style. Oh well, more hops stay in the freezer :) I was thinking of using up an ounce of Galena (12%) that I have had in the freezer for a LONG time. Figure they may have lost a little of their alphas, but that would work in favor of this brew.

Cheers
jeff

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