German Helles

195 calories 19.6 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Munich Helles
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 9 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 9.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 8 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 82% (brew house)
Source: Kevin
Calories: 195 calories (Per )
Carbs: 19.6 g (Per )
Created Wednesday July 14th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
15 lb German - Pilsner15 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 88.2%
2 lb Munich2 lb Munich 37 6 11.8%
17 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.50 oz Spalter Select (Germany)1.5 oz Spalter Select (Germany) Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 13.56 50%
1.50 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker1.5 oz Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 2.5 Boil 30 min 5.79 50%
3 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6 gal Infusion 153 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
4 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 0 min.
2.70 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 0 min.
1.50 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 0 min.
1 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 0 min.
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 58 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 173 B cells required
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Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
50 2 8 70 30 15
All minerals in the mash, none in the sparge.
5.25 mash pH

Added another 1.5 ml of lactic to the boil kettle.

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** This recipe is scaled to make 9 gallons of beer in a 10 gallon pot. I start with 9.5 gallons, boil it down to 8.5 gallons. I ferment in two 5 gallon corny kegs. Each Corny keg already has 1.25 gallons of preboiled, treated, chilled water. I brew the beer above gravity, bitterness, etc. knowing I will dilute it back down when I add it to the fermenter that already contains water. This allows me to brew 9 gallons of finished beer from one brew session. I usually only use this strategy when making lagers as it is nice to finish with more beer from the longer process and I can also fit 4 corny kegs in my fermentation freezer.

  • I point this out because the volumes and amounts will likely look strange if you are trying to brew it. I would recommend going off of the percentages and scaling it to your system/volumes.
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Last Updated: 2021-07-28 20:59 UTC

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