I'm still learning the difference in hops, I guess. Any recommendations for learning quickly? It seems like I'd have to make the same recipe several times with different hops, to compare the difference. But, at 5gal a batch, I'd have to be quite the alcoholic or stockpile massive quantities of the same beer. How did you guys learn your hops?
Aside from that, it sounds like I should have reviewed the pilsner requirements better. I shouldn't have dry hopped, and my OG was off a bit. I basically just grabbed Pilsner-esc ingredients and threw it together. I tried for a lighter beer to see how it comes out. Kinda a light beer, pils mix.
Oh, and BU:GU is new to me. Makes sense though. Basically perceived bitterness vs actual bitterness.
Great info, learned a lot. Thanks everyone. My beers are improving rapidly since I joined this forum.
German pilsners are fairly bitter. Have you had any other examples of the style?
Not so much. I'm a noob. I've tried many different beers, but haven't payed enough attention to what style each one was. Some aren't clearly labeled, they just have their own names with overly generic description.