Castle Malting: Beer recipe Pilsner
Pilsner Beer recipe
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ABV 4.8% Color 7 EBC Bitterness 35 EBU
Description
Pilsner beer based on the Bavarian Pilsner style. Light pale color, hoppy notes from Saaz with a refreshing finish.
BREWER`S TIPS
The fresher the better will be those noble herbs and spices notes from Saaz

Keep the pitching rate high (1.0-1.2g/L)
to have a cleaner beer.
Only drop the temperature to 8°C when diacetyl and acetaldehyde have been below acceptable levels.
Castle Malting S.A.,
94 rue de Mons,
7970 Beloeil, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 87 66 20 95
info@castlemalting.com
www.castlemalting.com
INGREDIENTS / HL (1 hectolitre = 100 litres)
MALT

Château Pilsen 2RS 85% // 13.7 kg
Château Vienna 10% // 1.6 kg
Château Cara Clair® 5% // 0.8 kg
HOPS

Saaz (3.5% aa) 600 g
YEAST

SafLager S-23 120 g
Mashing temperature
Step 1: Mashing
Mash-in and follow the profile below
pH 5.3 Mix Ratio 3.0 L/kg
Mash-in at 63°C
Rest for 45min at 63°C Rise to 72°C at 1°C/min
Rest for 15min at 72°C and do the Iodine Test
Rise to 78°C at 1°C/min

Once the mash is done, filter and sparge with water at 78°C
Step 2: Boiling
Boil for 60min.
Hop addition 1: At the beginning of boil add 225g of Saaz
Hop Addition 2: After 40min add 200g of Saaz
Hop Addition 3: After 55min add 175g of Saaz
Whirlpool to remove the trub
 
Total evap 6.0% Batch size 100L OG 11.2oP Efficiency 90%
Step 3: Fermentation and Maturaion Cooldown the wort to 10°C and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 10°C for 2 days and then raise the temperature to 14°C. Once the fermentation is done (FG reached and off-flavors removed – about 7 days) drop the temperature to 8°C and rest for 1 day and then harvest the yeast. After removing the yeast, drop the temperature to 2°C and rest for 7 days.
Attenuation 80% FG 2.3oP
Step 4: Cold Aging and Packaging Cold age the beer for at -1°C for 5 days, remove the residual yeast, and carbonate until 2.5 volumes of CO2. The beer is ready to package and drink. Enjoy! *For refermentation in the bottle, add brewing sugar and Safbrew F-2.
This recipe is provided by Castle Malting®. Please note that this recipe is just a guideline allowing you to add a personal touch to your beer. Please note that some modifications may be required to meet the specific technological conditions of the brewery defined by equipment, water etc.
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Headquarters: Chemin du Couloury 1, 4800 Lambermont, Belgium
Malting Plant: Rue de Mons 94, 7970 Beloeil, Belgium
Tel.: + 32 (0) 87 662095; Fax: +32 (0) 87 352234; info@castlemalting.com; www.castlemalting.com
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