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Dirtyoldguy366 01-09-2013 02:57 PM

help me with hops in a lager recipe
I have 10 lbs of Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt that I plan to do a decoction mash on.

Here's the hops I have on hand:
1 oz german hallertau a:4.3 b:6.2
1 oz german tradition a:6 b:5
1 oz US Tettnang a:6.1 b:3.7
1 oz US Saaz a:8.1 b:4.3

dry saflager w-34/70 (pink package)

Anybody have any input on what might be tasty?
Crisp/refreshing are my only criteria. Trying to avoid grassiness and overdoing the hops.

Cheers and thanks!

pjj2ba 01-09-2013 03:19 PM

Any of those hops are of course fine.

My preference for Euro lagers, is no more the 1/2 oz flavor addition, and 1/4 oz of aroma hops is you are looking for crisp and refreshing. Add as much bittering hops as needed to get your target IBUs - this could be anywhere from 20 to 40 IBUs. Low 20's makes for a very quaffable thirst quencher. Pushing 40 can be more complex and enjoyable, but I find I drink these slower.

Dirtyoldguy366 01-09-2013 03:25 PM

Thanks for the reply. Which hops would you use for flavor/aroma?

I've never used any of these except for saaz and that was in a single hop extract pilsner ages ago, so my memory's fuzzy on the specifics... remember it being tasty and that's it.

pjj2ba 01-09-2013 04:02 PM

Any really would work, except maybe for Tradition, but then again, even that would work fine

Dirtyoldguy366 01-09-2013 04:14 PM

Just saw your Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer titles in your signature. Grats!

According to my software using the AA listed on my hop packages:

Tradition .75 oz 60 minutes
Tettnang .5 oz 20 minutes
Saaz .25 oz 5 minutes

gives 25.3 IBU's

Does this sound like a winner to you or would you do it any differently?

Thanks again!

pjj2ba 01-09-2013 05:33 PM

I think would be great. Very drinkable!

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