Munich Helles

Crisp, Refreshing, German

Munich Helles is a nice, clean, crisp Lager style that came around in Germany around the 1890s. Color is generally quite light pale/straw. Munich Helles is best served with a good amount of carbonation to accentuate it's simple and refreshing flavor profile.

The Beer

The clean, somewhat sweet malt profile is the result of Pilsner grain with a touch of caramel added by the Munich malt.

OG: 1.045 - 1.051 FG: 1.008 - 1.012 IBU: 14 - 23 ABV: 4.7% - 5.4%





All Grain Recipe - Munich Helles ::: 1.048/1.012 (5 Gal)

Grain Bill

9 lbs. - Pilsner Malt (German if you have it)
1 lb. - Munich Malt
1/2 lb. - CaraPils Malt

Hop Schedule (14 IBU)

1/2 oz - Saaz (60 Min.)
1/2 oz - Saaz (30 Min.)
1 oz - Saaz (1 Min.)

Yeast

White Labs German Bock Lager (WLP833) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 130° for 30 min, then raise to 153° for 30 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 95 minutes (remember to compensate your water if you normally do 60 min boils)
Cool and ferment at 50° for about five weeks;

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