LME: light color for pilsners? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > LME: light color for pilsners?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
mike004
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Posts: 52


I'm thinking of brewing a pilsner. Mini-mash: grains + LME.

Question: The range of LMEs available in the UK are usually limited to light, amber and dark color. Will light LME be too dark for a pilsner?
Another option is to look for a pilsner brew-kit and use the LME included with that...

Mike

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,733
Liked 67 Times on 53 Posts


I'm using a Pale ale LME for a pilsner like beer tomorrow. It should be fine. I htink some brands are darker than other, but pale LME isn't supposed to contain any crystal malt so you should be fine. Try plugging your amounts ino promash or some other program to see the est SRM.
__________________
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
ScottT
 
ScottT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Hurst, Tx
Posts: 653
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mike004
I'm thinking of brewing a pilsner. Mini-mash: grains + LME.

Question: The range of LMEs available in the UK are usually limited to light, amber and dark color. Will light LME be too dark for a pilsner?
Another option is to look for a pilsner brew-kit and use the LME included with that...

Mike
Can you get Muntons DME there? If you can, look for extra light DME. It will be much better than any LME you can get unless of course you can get a 100% pilsner malt LME.
__________________
Scott

Primary: Empty

Secondary #2: Empty

Bottle Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout

Drinking from Keg: Ordinary Bitter, Kolsch

Drinking bottled: Brown Autumn Wee Heavy
Hefe Weizen
Peaches and Cream Weizen


"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption... Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck.

Next up: Hefe Weizen

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
El Pistolero
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2005
Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,585
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottT
Can you get Muntons DME there? If you can, look for extra light DME. It will be much better than any LME you can get unless of course you can get a 100% pilsner malt LME.
According to Northern Brewer, Laaglander Light is even lighter than Munton's Extra Light.
__________________
[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 02:14 PM   #5
ScottT
 
ScottT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Hurst, Tx
Posts: 653
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Yes, but the only thing with the laaglander is that it's only 65 % fermentable and will leave you with a sweet brew. In a pillsner, that's not what you want, you need a more fermentable extract to get that dry, crisp flavor.
__________________
Scott

Primary: Empty

Secondary #2: Empty

Bottle Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout

Drinking from Keg: Ordinary Bitter, Kolsch

Drinking bottled: Brown Autumn Wee Heavy
Hefe Weizen
Peaches and Cream Weizen


"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption... Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck.

Next up: Hefe Weizen

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 02:35 PM   #6
mike004
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Posts: 52

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottT
Can you get Muntons DME there? If you can, look for extra light DME. It will be much better than any LME you can get unless of course you can get a 100% pilsner malt LME.
Yes, Muntons DME is widely available.
But it works out more expensive than LME.
Typically, I will use only 1 or 2 lbs of DME in my recipes.

The only specific LME I have seen is online from a UK web site:
Morgans Master Blend Malt Extract. I think they are from Australia...they sell a 2-row lager malt LME with a color rating of 2.5.

Mike

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 03:13 PM   #7
El Pistolero
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2005
Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,585
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mike004
Yes, Muntons DME is widely available.
But it works out more expensive than LME.
Typically, I will use only 1 or 2 lbs of DME in my recipes.
The LME will not turn out as light as the DME, so it's really a choice of cost vs light color.
__________________
[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 04:33 PM   #8
barleypopmaker
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
barleypopmaker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 64
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Breiss makes a Pilsen Light LME. I think the SRM is 1-3. I have used it in a Kolsch and the color pretty much the same as a Pilsner.
__________________
Jason Johnson -
Brewnology: The Podcast

www.barleypopmaker.info

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 05:35 PM   #9
Stan Gibson
Recipes 
 
Dec 2004
Posts: 20

Try a late addition of LME at flame out. It keeps the extra boiling from darkening the wort. (LME is already boiled to concentrate) The late addition techique has made my light beers several points lighter. Just boil hops and DME for 60 minutes. I also haven't noticed that extract "twian" that I sometimes had with over cooking the LME.


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why do people say use light extract and control color with grain? jigidyjim Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-03-2009 02:00 PM
Buddy Making a light color beer Big "A" Recipes/Ingredients 8 05-08-2008 09:06 PM
Keeping beer light (in color) NOVA Brewer Extract Brewing 11 02-17-2007 06:03 PM
Is light brown acceptable color for Oatmeal Stout? greg75 Recipes/Ingredients 7 10-09-2006 03:40 PM
Light color in a Hefe Weizen? How? ScottT Extract Brewing 7 11-07-2005 09:27 PM


Forum Jump