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Remember MrB Pilothouse Pilsner?

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Because of the hops, it had a flavor which was like white grapes ... it wasn't my favorite, but it grew on me.

Anyway, I don't remember the name of the hops, but a local LHBS had them the last time I was in there; I recognized the name when I saw it.

I didn't buy any, but I really should get some.

That is what MrB has always done well, has a nice selection of difrerent HME's. I like the new lineup better, but some of the "classics" were indeed memorable.

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Nelson Sauvin.

I have a few cans of Pilothouse still. Need to make myself use them for something one day.

EDIT: If you liked those hops and want to see what a beer intensely hopped with them tastes like, if you see "Anchor Humming" on the shelf this summer/fall, buy some. It's like Anchor Liberty Ale hopped with Nelson Sauvin, and it's delicious. (some people seem to not think so, but that's because of how unusual the hop is, I think it's great).

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"mashani" post=341792 said:

Nelson Sauvin.

Bingo! Thanks! I'll get a few ounces this weekend if there's any left, or I guess I could just look and see if MrB has any.

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Nelson Sauvin is an awesome hop - I recently did an IPA with 6 oz of them, and it's super tasty! Very soft bitterness too. I have 6 more ounces in the freezer for another go. Mmm...

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I'm a big fan of NS, too. I've used them in a number of pale ales over the past years. Widmer makes a great Drifter Pale Ale using them, too.

As luck would have it, I bought two cans of the PP when MrB was closing them out a few months ago (since I had never tried it) and whipped it up about a month ago. I threw in some extra NS and Amarillo for the dry-hop and will be cracking one this week to test at 3 weeks in the bottle.

I assume it would be a good $5.00 batch of beer (or maybe it was $5.00/can). In any case, based on what others have said about the PP, I expect it will be a nice, easy drinker with plenty of the NS flavor.

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Pilothouse Pilsner = one of T8r's favorites. I have made 2 batches of this pretty much straight up and enjoyed every drop of it after all my gulps were gone. It is solid and I just might have to kick the hops up on future batches like some of y'all are doing. Good topic and good brew!!!

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This was one of my favorite beers, about 3 years ago.

Pilothouse Pilsner
Brewing: Pilothouse Pilsner
Features: fresh, fruity, golden, crisp and delicious (5.2% abv)
Price Range: $17.50

Combine the traditional classic Pilsner taste with the fresh fruity aroma of 'Nelson Sauvin' hops and prepare yourself to be swept away. This pale golden Pilsner promises to deliver a remarkably crisp and refreshing brew invoking hints of memorable South Seas aromas.

Pilothouse Pilsner
REFILL INCLUDES:
2 Cans Pilothouse Pilsner HME
2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of HMEs)
1/2 Pouch Booster (optional)
1 Packet One-Step™ Sanitizing Cleanser

INGREDIENTS: MALTED TWO ROW BARLEY, HOPS, HOP EXTRACT, WATER, AND YEAST (Packed Under Lid).


Fermentation, Carbonation And Conditioning Times:
21 days for fermentation
21 days for carbonation
28 days minimum conditioning at 50-70F
02 days minimum in fridge

Fermentation: 20-Mar/10-Apr (68-76F)
Carbonation : 10-Apr/01-May (68-76F)
Conditioning: 01-May/29-May (50-70F)

Brewer's Comments: "This is my sixth attempt at brewing beer, my first using a recipe that includes 2 cans of (HME). I sampled this brew after 14 days of fermentation, the taste was very pleasing with a nice hoppy aroma"

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Pilothouse Pilsner was THE one brew that made me look at brewing differently and made me realize I wanted to make stuff that tasted that good!
So much so the the second non- MB brew I made was an DME recipe steeped with Caramunich and Carapils hopped with Nelson Sauvin!

I still use Nelson quite often and keep a beer with it in the pipeline as much as possible!

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I have a batch in the fermenter now due for bottling this weekend. I added 1 bl of light DME, 20 minute Saaz boil, and dry hop; brewed as a true lager. I am looking forward to this one.

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I just brewed a PHP with added malt, steeped CaraPils and Sterling hops additions.

It's been fermenting since Monday the 18th. Going to dry hop it tomorrow.

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Sounds like when these are ready we should all raise a toast and send off the PHP together.

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Well this is a timely post. I have a can of the Pilothouse and one of the Black Tower Porter. Was wanting to make something quick and easy. I may run to the local beer store and just grab another package of one or the other. I think the PHP comes with 2 cans - so theoretically I could do a 3 can Pilothouse, or a 2 can or even 1 can plus some DME, a little carapils and some hops.

I haven't been able to sample the Pilothouse so I don't know what it tastes like. Part of me keeps thinking to grab the American Devil when I decide to grab some old HME. Time to search the forum for some PHP recipes and reviews.

Cheers
jeff

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Sadly, I didn't try the PP until the clearance sale.

I'll have to get some of the NS hops and try to come up with something close because PP is/was a VERY good and unique brew.

(I kind of thought the NWPA was somewhat close to PP. Maybe a 20min NS hop boil with the softpack LME would come close? It's worth a try.)


Luckily, I have a dozen 12oz PPs left to enjoy. I'll gladly join in a TOAST to the dearly departed Pilothouse Pilsner!!!!

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pghFred - If you want an AG recipe that uses NS and tastes great (IMO) shoot me a PM.

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Luckily I picked up a boatload prior to the closeout sale from MB...I still am able to brew at least 2-4 more batches and I just bottled one batch yesterday as well.

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If you really do want more, it does still exist in the realm of the :evil: I believe.

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