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Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby niels » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:19 am

I really like the Basic Brewing videos. They are fun to watch and are inspirational.

Today I watched the Easy Peasy Pilsner episode and now I'm anxious to try a lager!



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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby leosardinha » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:57 pm

I also follow it.

They are a good companion for the 1 hours traffic jam I experience daily at my city.
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby Elderberry » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:19 am

Thanks! I'll have to have a browse through the videos.

I've done a few lagers, some with better success than others. In fact, my second Braumeister brew, which I brewed last week, is a lager. The hardest part of brewing a lager (besides temperature control) is the yeast starter. A decent starter is usually pretty important. My problem is that I'm lazy and not very good at planning ahead. Anyway, I'd recommend Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager yeast if you're at all like me. It's incredibly forgiving.
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby niels » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 am

Elderberry wrote:The hardest part of brewing a lager (besides temperature control) is the yeast starter. A decent starter is usually pretty important.

I think I will use Fermentis Saflager S-23 for my first try as it is easy to simply rehydrate an extra package :)

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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby Elderberry » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:01 am

niels wrote:
Elderberry wrote:The hardest part of brewing a lager (besides temperature control) is the yeast starter. A decent starter is usually pretty important.

I think I will use Fermentis Saflager S-23 for my first try as it is easy to simply rehydrate an extra package :)

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Definitely easy and I've considered using it in the past (I often use 05 and 04 for ales), but I've read some pretty scathing reviews.
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby swiggingpig » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:36 pm

niels wrote:I think I will use Fermentis Saflager S-23 for my first try as it is easy to simply rehydrate an extra package :)

Niels

I get very decent results using Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 for my pilsners :cheers:
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:44 am

I get very decent results using Fermentis Saflager W-34/70 for my pilsners


Hi,
What is your pitch temperature? How many packages you use for 20 liter Pilsner?
I've used 2 packages for 20Liter, 6ºCelsius for pitching and 9ºC for primary fermentation.
Lag time is huge...
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby Victor Coelho » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi Luis!
I get good results pitching @10C and fermenting @12C (W34/70).
I use Tasty' s method, last brew 9 days fermentation including 3 days d-rest....just perfect, no off flavors and good attenuation.
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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby rocketman » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Anyone brewed this one and can tell if it's worth it? :-)

Or any other good solid recipe for a pilsner /lager newbie, I got a brewpi fermentation chamber..

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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby niels » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:56 pm

I didn't try it yet... I don't think you can go wrong with this recipe or one from the Brewing Classic Styles book.

Just give it a go and tell us all about it after :)

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Re: Easy Peasy Pilsner

Unread postby rocketman » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:21 pm

BM loaded and ready for overnight mashing. I did change the recipe (bumped the IBU). I'll let you know how it turns out :beer:
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