Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

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Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by Rotation » Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:34 pm

As promised in another thread here starts my blow by blow account of my attempt to make a Festival New Zealand Pilsner under pressure. Given my limited knowledge of the Noble Art of Brewing it should be a long road of hit and miss occurrences. The up side of this is that in no way can I be held responsible as I don`t know what I`m doing really. The taste of the beer at the end will be subjective to say the least as I have no idea what Festival New Zealand Pilsner is supposed to taste like. Anyway onwards and upwards.

Firstly the kit. Well what can I say? It comes in a nice box which is not that easy to open but does stop the contents from falling out.

Nice not easy to open box contents:

1.5Kg Foil Sachets of Pilsner LME (contains barley) X 2.
350g Packet of Dextrose X 1.
100g Foil Packet of Antipodean Pilsner Hop Pellets X 1.
10g Packet of California Lager Beer Yeast X 1.
150g Packet of Priming Sugar X 1.
Instructions X 1

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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by IPA » Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:29 am

Interestingly the LME contains barley 🍺🍺
How much did that little lot cost ?
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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by Nitro Jim » Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:41 pm

IPA wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:29 am
Interestingly the LME contains barley 🍺🍺
How much did that little lot cost ?
According to a quick Google search, anything between £24 to £30...
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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by Rotation » Mon Jan 15, 2024 2:54 pm

I got it for £23.50 and when I grow up I want to be a yeast!

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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by cwrw gwent » Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:12 pm

I did a Festival Landlords Bitter in August and it was superb, although next time I won't use so many hops. The only downside was getting the liquid malt extract out of the sachets - tins are much easier.

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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by Rotation » Tue Jan 16, 2024 4:34 pm

cwrw gwent wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:12 pm
I did a Festival Landlords Bitter in August and it was superb, although next time I won't use so many hops. The only downside was getting the liquid malt extract out of the sachets - tins are much easier.
With my limited knowledge of brewing, I hope that getting the extract out of the sachets is the only problem I have!

I had enough issues opening the box. But it is a nice box and I suppose it stops the contents from falling out eh.

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Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Post by bitter_dave » Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:01 pm

Made a Old Father Hooks Bitter and bottled at weekend. Agree pouch was a pain! Give me tins any day. Box also strangely hard to open, but less of a faff than trying rinse out a pouch!

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