Pilsner Malt

Characteristics

Pilsner is the classic, very light (1.5 to 2.5L) base malt for a large number of European and US beers. Pilsner has been the de-facto malts for Light Pilsner and Lagers like Munich Helles, Czech Lagers, Bohemian Pilsner and American Light Lager/Pilsner. Pilsner malt is also the base for the majority of Belgian Style beers.
Compared to Pale Malt, Pilsner has a higher concentration of enzyme levels that allow a larger percentage of adjunct grains to be mashed and converted successfully to more simple sugars.

Specifications

Typical Use : Base Malt
Lovibond : 1.5 to 2.5L
Flavor/Aroma : European Beers and Lighter US Beers of all types.
Styles : Lots and Lots ...



All Grain Recipe - Munich Helles ::: 1.048/1.012 (5 Gal)

Grain Bill

9 lbs. - Pilsner Malt (German if you have it)
1 lb. - Munich Malt
1/2 lb. - CaraPils Malt

Hop Schedule (14 IBU)

1/2 oz - Saaz (60 Min.)
1/2 oz - Saaz (30 Min.)
1 oz - Saaz (1 Min.)

Yeast

White Labs German Bock Lager (WLP833) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 130° for 30 min, then raise to 153° for 30 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 95 minutes (remember to compensate your water if you normally do 60 min boils)
Cool and ferment at 50° for about five weeks;

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