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pilsner hop bittering

Post by brewpete » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 pm

hi am looking at this ibu bittering stuff what hop is the most suitable for increasing the ibu without 4 ton of sazz?? am looking at magnum but is it to harsh

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by Hanglow » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:48 pm

Magnum is very good for that purpose, it's not harsh at all

Don't overlook simply adding a bit more grain and water to counter adding a [censored] ton of low AA hops though, you do get a different character to the beer :)
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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by Jocky » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm

Magnum is pretty much grown for that purpose. It's a great bittering hop.
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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by Secla » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:25 pm

ive used magnum in a pilsner, turned out fine

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by swiggingpig » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 am

Magnum is good, my preference at the moment for pilsners is perle for bittering and tettnang for aroma and flavour

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by gobuchul » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:01 am

I've used Admiral and Chinook for bittering both Saaz and Tettnang lagers before. No problem.

Personally, I don't think the bittering hop makes a massive difference. No doubt it makes some difference but unless you were doing a side by side tasting I think you wouldn't really notice.

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by Rookie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:04 pm

Using sterlings is an option.
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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by seymour » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:24 pm

I agree Magnum is ideal, and I've never gotten harshness from it. Rookie's right, Sterling is excellent. German-grown Northern Brewer is perfect for bittering too.

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by alexlark » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:46 pm

My next lager/pils is going to be bittered with Warrior and finished with Saaz.

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by MTW » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 am

swiggingpig wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 am
Magnum is good, my preference at the moment for pilsners is perle for bittering and tettnang for aroma and flavour
^^^Perle seconded. Wonderful hop in Pilsner-based beers. Good AA for such a herby, noble-esque hop.
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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by alexlark » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 pm

alexlark wrote:My next lager/pils is going to be bittered with Warrior and finished with Saaz.
Just to report back, got this on tap now. Worked fantastically well with the warrior hops. 5g instead of the 30g of saaz so a lot less hop matter boiling for 90 mins. I added 20g of saaz towards the end. Lovely simple lager.

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by seymour » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:52 pm

alexlark wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 pm
alexlark wrote:My next lager/pils is going to be bittered with Warrior and finished with Saaz.
Just to report back, got this on tap now. Worked fantastically well with the warrior hops. 5g instead of the 30g of saaz so a lot less hop matter boiling for 90 mins. I added 20g of saaz towards the end. Lovely simple lager.
Sounds delicious, nice work!

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Re: pilsner hop bittering

Post by Haydnexport » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:18 pm

ive used perle , northen brewer and even ekg for bittering, they do the job but i prefer straight saaz , so i just bought a few kg's of it at a time.

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