Saazquatch Imperial Pilsner - ARCHIVED

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STORY:

When we stumbled across Saazquatch's stash in the forest, we couldn't resist just a taste. It was malty, spicy, piney and warming with each sip. Here's hoping the monster never comes back to reclaim his stash, because we want it all for ourselves.

PROFILE:

Similar to your average pilsner, but with double the malt and hops, this full-bodied beer exhibits a luxurious malt character supported by an inescapable spicy, piney hop presence. This monster of a Pilsner is velvety smooth and finishes clean on the palate with a lasting warming sensation.

SIMILAR TO: 

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Imperial Pils
Samuel Adams – Hallertau Imperial Pilsner

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Saflager S-23 Dry Lager Yeast
  • 2 1/2 oz. Packet Saaz Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • A true lager, brew and carbonate this beer cool (about 55°F, 12°C) for best flavor.
  • OG: 1.065 (approx.) -- FG: 1.015 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.6%
  • SRM (Color): 5
  • IBU (Bitterness): 54
  • BJCP Style: 3. Czech Lager - 3A. Czech Pale Lager

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 5 Months = 5 - 7 Months

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Saazquatch Imperial Pilsner Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Saflager S-23 Dry Lager Yeast
  • 2 1/2 oz. Packet Saaz Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • A true lager, brew and carbonate this beer cool (about 55°F, 12°C) for best flavor.
  • OG: 1.065 (approx.) -- FG: 1.015 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.6%
  • SRM (Color): 5
  • IBU (Bitterness): 54
  • BJCP Style: 3. Czech Lager - 3A. Czech Pale Lager

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 5 Months = 5 - 7 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER.

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packets (not needed for this recipe) from under the lid of the Brewing Extracts, then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.
    2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then bring water to a boil, then remove from heat.
    3. Open the Brewing Extracts and pour all contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    6. Sprinkle ONLY the Saflager S-23 dry lager yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 51° and 59°F (10°-15°C), ideally about 55°F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14-18 days.
    8. After approximately 72 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
    9. At the 1 week mark, place the contents of all the pellet hops packets into the sanitized hop sack tying them closed, then trim away excess material.
    10. Open the lid of the fermenter and toss in the hop sack, replace lid. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation.

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 5 to 8 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2-3 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

hoppy-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 6.6%
SRM (color): 5
IBU (Bitterness): 54

Food Pairings

Salad
Salad
Chicken
Chicken
Saazquatch Imperial Pilsner - ARCHIVED is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I let this one sit for three months. Just opened the first one. It is one of the best recipes so far. I think I will let sit another month. The drawback is that it is pricey and the conditioning time. But the taste is worth the wait.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, not great. This recipe, to me, is more like a pale ale, then an Imp pilsner. It was good. I am enjoying it. But with the cost and time it takes to ferment, carbonate, and bottle condition, I would rather make a couple of different recipes.
Date published: 2017-06-12
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