I wanted a relatively plain summer beer to offer just about anyone that made it into my house over the summer.
- 3000g Pilsnermalt
- 3000g Hvetemalt
- 250g Munich II
- 3g CaSO4
- 3g CaCl2
- 4g CaCO3 (Balanced profile Brewer's friend)
- Water volume: 18 liters
- Strike water temp: 75C
- 7.6 ml 75% Phosphoric acid
- Target temp 67C
Sparged with 18 liters of 80C water with 0.79ml 75% phosphoric acid after 45 minutes. I made a mistake watching the clock, and ended the mash at 45 minutes, thinking I ended it at 90 minutes...
90 minute boil.
- 31 liters, BG 1.050, 80% efficiency
- 50g EKG 6.5% @60 min
- 5g Supermoss @15min
- 1/4ts yeast nutrient @15min
- 25g Hallertau Mittelfruh @5min
- 25g Cascade 70C WP
- OG: 1.052
- 2 satchels of S-04, rehydrated
- STC set for 19C
Owing to my clock misreading during the mash, S-04 gave up at about 1.018, which was too high for my taste. I pitched some US-05 into 500ml of wort, then added the frothing substance after about 4 fours, along with 15 grams of Nelson Sauvin.
After a few days, the beer was at 1.014, so cold crashed it with gelatine and let it sit for a few days.
After bottling the beer was refreshing and nice, but the Nelson hops where much too noticable. The goal with this beer was to have a relatively neutral beer on hand for guests, and the Nelson made it a special interest beer. Luckily, after quite some weeks, it is just as uninteresting as intended, and I can hand it out to anyone.