Originally Posted by Greatbreweh
I love Stella...............
but for what everyone says is such a simple recipe it sure sounds like a very complex one.
bumping... want to hear perfection for me to pursue.
This recipe is super easy, I've done it or similar around 6 times now. The one variation I did that produced one of the best pilsners yet was a 90 minute boil with Hallertau Tradition for bittering, and then hit real hard with about 5 oz of Saaz over the final 30 minutes. Recipe adjusted for 6% abv, and I used some corn sugar late in the boil to get a good ferment. 10gal keg full literally disappeared.
Mashing means a fair bit here as well, I prefer on recipes like this to mash lower and longer, 90 minutes minimum if you like your beer dry. (149/150F but wouldn't go much higher.) I've mashed this recipe for 4 hours and was able to get 1.006 as a final reading.