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eetu

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My local shop has stock full of 2017 NZ hops and I was planning on making a pilsner and an IPA. I've never used any NZ hops before, so this is going to be somewhat a shot in the dark.

I think I'll do 100% pilsner malt as I want it to be really crisp and make the hops shine.

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17L / 4.5gal

Targets:
OG 1.048
FG 1.009
ABV 5.2%
IBU 40

100% Weyermann Pilsner Malt

90min - 10g / 0.35oz Motueka
20min - 50g / 1.75oz Pacifica
Steep 10min - 40g / 1.4oz Motueka

Yeast - Saflager W-34/70

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Out of all the NZ hops Motueka and Pacifica looked like the ones most suitable for a pils. Might also be wise to just single hop it, but haven't had huge success with my SH beers. Except for my Galaxy IPA.

Thoughts?
 

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Motueka is awesome in Pilsners. It’s referred to as Saaz B as it’s parentage is mostly Saaz. It adds this interesting line character that as is obvious can taste good in this kind of beer.
 

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Motueka makes a nice single hop beer.
Ive done it several times with a basic ale malt as a smash and in another brew i added some toffee malt.
 

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My local shop has stock full of 2017 NZ hops and I was planning on making a pilsner and an IPA. I've never used any NZ hops before, so this is going to be somewhat a shot in the dark.

I think I'll do 100% pilsner malt as I want it to be really crisp and make the hops shine.

-----

17L / 4.5gal

Targets:
OG 1.048
FG 1.009
ABV 5.2%
IBU 40

100% Weyermann Pilsner Malt

90min - 10g / 0.35oz Motueka
20min - 50g / 1.75oz Pacifica
Steep 10min - 40g / 1.4oz Motueka

Yeast - Saflager W-34/70

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Out of all the NZ hops Motueka and Pacifica looked like the ones most suitable for a pils. Might also be wise to just single hop it, but haven't had huge success with my SH beers. Except for my Galaxy IPA.

Thoughts?
Hahaha, I just bought exactly the same combination and wanted to brew a pils with it as well. Now I ran out of pilsener malt and will use mo instead. I will use mj California lager for it.
 
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