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Hi All

Anyone got any thoughts on creating a Chestnut Pilsner? 

Big fan of the Bridge Road Chestnut Pils, and thinking of creating something similar. 

Thinking...

86 Days Pilsner Can
1kg LDM
400g Chestnut flour (haven't worked out where to source this from yet)
15g Galaxy Hops - Boil of ?? minutes

15g Galaxy hops - Dry Hop

Either S23 or Nottingham Yeast

Does anyone have any thoughts on boiling time or the yeast?

Cheers

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It sounds really cool actually.

If you're going to do it right though, get yourself the right additional yeast. W34/70 is probably a better option than the S23 or Nottingham as this is likely closer to the strain that comes with the Coopers Pilsner kit. Ferment it low at 13°C or under & pitch both the kit yeast & the additional W34/70.

A very interesting beer on paper. I'll look forward to your views on it once on the pour.

Best of luck with it.

Lusty.

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I used 450g of roasted and crushed hazelnuts in my Hazelnut Porter. Was really good. Dunno about using flour though?
I wouldn't use Galaxy, not really complimentary with the Chustnut is it?

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2 hours ago, Ben 10 said:

I used 450g of roasted and crushed hazelnuts in my Hazelnut Porter. Was really good. Dunno about using flour though?
I wouldn't use Galaxy, not really complimentary with the Chustnut is it?

Yeah im with you @Ben 10. I cant fathom how galaxy and chestnut would go together but that is actually the hops they use apparently. I wont be rushing out to buy one but if it suits your taste buds @Yuley then go for it mate.

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I didn't realise that the Bridge Road Chestnut Pilsner used Galaxy. But I have had this a few times and it is a really nice beer.

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20 minutes ago, Hairy said:

But I have had this a few times and it is a really nice beer.

yes, all their beers are

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I agree with Ben, I wouldn't add that flour unless you like a cloudy pilsner and stuck mashes. Maybe try roasting and crushing and add to the mash.

I like most of Bridge Roads brews, and really like that chestnut pilsner.

Edited by Norris!

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23 hours ago, Hairy said:

I didn't realise that the Bridge Road Chestnut Pilsner used Galaxy. But I have had this a few times and it is a really nice beer.

Thanks all, Yeah the Galaxy is a result of the Bridge Rd version using Galaxy, seems to be an interesting combination, but tastes ok. Not sure on the boiling time thou, I have read elsewhere about a 60min boil - but that seems excessive

19 hours ago, Norris! said:

I agree with Ben, I wouldn't add that flour unless you like a cloudy pilsner and stuck mashes. Maybe try roasting and crushing and add to the mash.

Noted on the roasted and crushed nuts. Cheers!

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6 hours ago, Yuley said:

60min boil

NEVER do that with Galaxy.

 

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25 minutes ago, Ben 10 said:

NEVER do that with Galaxy.

 

 

7 hours ago, Yuley said:

Galaxy 60min boil

I totally agree with Ben here however, If you do, reduce the amount by 2/3rds as all the other bitter bits in the hops will make up for the AA extracted. 

But better still, just don’t boil it for long periods

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