Saaz is a very traditional aroma hop that has been grown in the Czech Republic for centuries.
It is classified as one of the four true Noble varieties.
Alpha acids are low (around 3 to 4.5% AAU) and its primary use is for its distinct mild spice aroma and mild flavor.
The saaz aroma can be described best as spicy, clean, classic and noble (a term that you just have to taste to
Saaz hops are the defining element for the classic Pilsner Urquell and Budėjovice Budweiser beers, and are a welcome addition to any light lager, pale ale, and even the wit style.
Typical Use : Aroma
All Grain Recipe - Saaz Pilsner ::: 1.051/1.010 (5 Gal)
8.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pilsner Malt
.5 lbs. - Cara Pils Malt
.5 lbs. - Crystal Malt (20L)
2 oz. - Saaz - 60 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - 30 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - 10 min.
1 oz. - Saaz - At flameout or Dry Hopped
White Labs Pilsner Lager Yeast (WLP800)
or White Labs Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast (WLP802)
Mash In at 152° for 60 min - sparge as usual
Boil time : 60 min.
Cool and lager at 50° to 55° for an extended period