Brewing today and I’ve been asked to brew a beer for the upcoming wedding of my fiancées sister, as neither of the couple are really beer drinkers I’m thinking light, fruity, crisp, refreshing… something between a Knappstein and a Mac’s Hop Rocker.
New Zealand hops seem like a no brainer for this one – Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka flowers should do the trick.
A simple grain bill, mostly Pilsner malt with a touch of crystal malt for colour and subtle flavour.
A nice lager yeast, it just so happens I have a smack pack of Wyeast 2124 sitting in the fridge that should do nicely.
So, the recipe:
5kg Weyermann Pilsner
0.4kg Weyermann Carahell
Single Infusion, Batch Spage @ 68 deg C for 60 minutes
90 Minute Boil
22g Nelson Sauvin Hop Flowers (11.4%AA) @ 60min
15g Nelson Sauvin Hop Flowers (11.4%AA) @ 15min
15g Riwaka Hop Flowers (5.4%AA) @ 15min
15g Nelson Sauvin Hop Flowers (11.4%AA) @ 0min
15g Riwaka Hop Flowers (5.4%AA) @ 0min
Ferment something like:
10 days @ 10 deg C
1 day @ 14 deg C (diacetyl rest)
20 days @ 0 def C (lagering)
A bit of an experiment but on paper it looks delicious! I just hope I can resist drinking it until the wedding in October!