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You are looking at 506 Coconut Pils (in a slightly muddy dark photo). After bottling with 3g of sugar, this now tastes gorgeous. I’m astonished. A definite success when it comes to beer rescuing.

Unlike 504 Black Rock Export Pilsner Saaz’d Up. Unsurprisingly it’s the same base as 506, and despite the saaz, and despite keg hopping with a bag of chinook, it still tastes sugary, tingly, and not at all drinkable. I contemplated ditching the keg, but after 506 working out so well, I’ve decided to do something rather radical.

Another 200g of unsweetened coconut. Roasted. Put in a muslin bag soaked in starsan. And popped in the keg (after taking out the chinook).

This will probably go wrong for all sorts of reasons. The hot coconut hitting the 4 degrees beer. The muslin bag that discoloured the starsan solution from previous hops or grain. And the fact that you can’t be lucky TWICE, can you?

Still if it does work out, I could definitely enjoy a full keg of Coconut Pils.

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