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Old 03-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default Pilsner help

Hey guys,

I've been reading the forums for a couple weeks, but decided to join because I need some advice. I am about to buy and brew a pilsner, I'm going to get this kit from NB. I'm actually going to be doing a 1 gal batch so I will have to divide the recipe up accordingly.

I want to give it a bit more hop "oomph" both in bittering and aroma. What hops additions and at what times would help me achieve this?

Thanks in advance, I love the community here, I have learned so much already!

Mike

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Well, this kit uses 3 oz. of Saaz hops, 2 oz at 60 min and 1 at 5 min.. So adding more quantity at those times would seem logical to me.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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It's possible that you might accidentally do that just by scaling the recipe.

I'm new to all this myself, but I've read that ingredients don't always scale linearly. It would take someone who knows more than I do to tell you more details on that. All I know is that if you create a batch 1/5 the size of the original batch, you'll get a different tasting beer than the original recipe.

It might be a negligible difference though.

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how many cups does a normal house have? mine has that times eight.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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I should have clarified, I was interested in throwing a different hop variety in there, in addition to the Saaz. I assume a noble hop, but any suggestions?

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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I'd probably pick hallertau if you're looking to add a different hop, but it's all about what you're looking for I guess...

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