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Old 10-08-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Festival New Zealand pilsner.

This is my second brew after my wherry.
My lad wanted me to brew a lager so off to local homebrew shop and we chose this kit.
I brewed as per instructions and added the additional hops after five days.
Fermented for nineteen days just would not stop.
Put into bottles and today after three weeks looked clear so in fridge and opened a couple of bottles tonite.
Very nice and refreshing but the hop flavour and aroma is intense which i could get use to.
Not sure if lad and friends will like as much as me.
Was wondering if the hoppyness will die down as it matures.
Or should i have not added all the hops after the five days but later or cut it back by half for a less hoppy flavour.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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I brewed this some time ago and loved it , starting to make me think about doing another tbh, mine did not last that long to comment on the hops dying down
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:44 PM   #3
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Yes if i brew this again think i will go with the full amount of hops, i am drinking as i type and it is very moorish and tasty.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #4
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Like i said i loved it tbh its that kit that started me off with changing and adding hops to kits
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You have got me thinking.
Have two 40 pint batches of wherry on go since sunday.
What do you suggest i could add to a batch to hop it up a bit.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:54 PM   #6
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It's in my head that max aroma hoppyness is around 21 days after adding hops but can't remember where I read this. I think it's in the context of dry hopping commercial casks than homebrew though.
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i love east kent goldings maybe try them
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So i could put some golding pellets into my brew as it ferments.
Same as adding the pellets in my pilsner brew.
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So i could put some golding pellets into my brew as it ferments.
Same as adding the pellets in my pilsner brew.
I would add them 3>4 days before you bottle
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knocked this kit up just now
looking forward to tasting this one will post how it turns out
feel free to merge didn't see the Earlier post
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