I have 5 gallons of Czech Pilsner approaching bottling time - has been lagering ~4 weeks at 38F. I tasted it and it is light on hop taste and aroma (Saaz hops all the way), and I’m considering making and adding a Saaz hop tea to the beer when I bottle it. (I used distilled water and modified it IAW EZ-Water for my grain bill.)
Has anyone done this, and if so what did you do? I realize that without boiling I won’t get bitterness…I am after additional Saaz flavor and aroma. I might just steep the hops in a French press but I don’t know how much hops (pellets) to use, how much water to steep in, how much to add to the beer, and what temperature the water should be. I have also read about hop creep when dry hopping so I don’t plan to do that for this batch until I understand that better.
In other words I don’t know what I’m doing but I would love to hear from someone that has done this successfully (Hop tea added to beer at bottling time). Cheers, and thanks in advance if you can help me out.