I am looking to make a dry NS lager. All the recipes I see are for people who like puckeringly hoppy brews, hop bombs and similar.
I am not a fan of IPAs, pilsners and other hoppy overloads but am a huge fan of New Zealand Sauvingnon Blanc and refreshing lager so am looking to make a light zesty grapefruity lager.
I found this easy recipe 3/4 down the page by kiwijimbob
200g Crystal steeped
30g Nelson Sauvin (12.6%AA) @ 20min
30g Nelson Sauvin @ 5min
30g Nelson Sauvin @ dry hopped
Boil 4L with water from crystal and 500g LDME
I have not made lagers except from kits, so this hopping and steeping is new.
2 questions, is 30IBUs too much for a lager? Would halving the hops halve the ibu? Would it be more lagery of just a waste?
Second, the crystal, this should be light say 20L. If all I can get is 60L could I put in half or is flavour totally different? Im using an ultra light DME.
any pointers helpful I'm waiting for order to come in so I have time to mull it over. The a reason for picking this out is the simplicity but I want it to be good too.