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Kiwi As - New Zealand Pilsner - BeerCo Recipe Kit

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Kiwi as | NZ Pilsner | BeerCo Recipe Kit

Do you love a nice clean hoppy NZ Pilsner when the sun is shining? We do too! Time to fill your keezer or bottles with this little Kiwi gem so when the sun pops out you have a new world take on an old world style Czech Pilsner that refreshes and relaxes you and your friends in the summer time or all year round.

Kiwi as | New Zealand Pilsner | BeerCo Recipe Kit is a light sessionable well balanced full flavoured new world lager with a quick brew option or a long lager option for that clean dry refreshing taste. Kiwi as Pilsner BeerCo Recipe Kit can be brewed as an ale or lager with a light simple and satisfying Gladfield Lager Light Malt base, Wakatu and Pacifica aromatic NZ Hops and your choice of fermentation from a classic GY002 Czech Pilsner GigaYeast or brew faster with GY011 British Ale #1 GigaYeast. We will drink to that! cheers #brewhappy

Vital Stats:

Batch & Boil

  • Batch Size: 21.0 L US 5 Gallon
  • Boil Time: 90 min

Properties

  • OG 1.051
  • FG 1.015
  • IBU 41
  • ABV 4.7%
  • Colour 3 SRM
  • Balance - Very Bitter

Gladfield Malts

Amount Fermentable % Grist Use PPG Colour
4.0 kg Lager Light Malt 80% Mash 37 1 °L
0.75 kg Vienna Malt 15% Mash 35 4 °L
0.25 kg Gladiator Malt 5% Mash 33 1 °L

Hops

Amount Hop Time Use Form AA
25 g Wakatu NZ 60 min Boil Pellet 7.8%
50 g Pacifica (NZ) 10 min Boil Pellet 5.4%
25 g Wakatu NZ 5 mins Boil Pellet 7.8%

Yeast

  • GY011 British Ale #1 GigaYeast (Liquid) for a fast ferment ale with lager profile. GY011 is a strong attenuator, produces low esters and has excellent flocculation "like a brick" for clear beer. We know for a fact a very popular craft Hoppy NZ Pilsner loved by many and credited with starting this style of NZ Pilsner is in fact an Ale!

  • GY002 Czech Pilsner GigaYeast (Liquid) for a tradition dry clean Czech style pilsner with a light malt body. Note that GY002 need to be fermented cold 9˚C – 13˚C (48˚F – 55˚F) and will benefit from an extended cold lagering after fermentation of 42+ days.

Method:

1. Mash - the brewer should do normal mash regime, probably mashing at around 67 C for at least 60 mins 2. Mash off - Infuse mash with near boiling water while stirring or with recirculating mash system raise temp to mash out at 76C 2. Sparge slowly - once again the brewer should do normal regime at around 77C 3. Boil - vigorous boil for 90 mins 4. Yeast & Fermentation - Pitch your favourite Pilsner yeast and ferment around 10C. 5. Conditioning - Rack the beer after two weeks or less when primary complete and cold condition for a month if patient at near 2C.

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