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71 | Sara/Brandon Helles Lager

158 calories 16.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Munich Helles
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 158 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 16.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday June 27th 2021
1.048
1.012
4.8%
25.8
4.2
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8.44 lb German - Bohemian Pilsner8.44 lb Bohemian Pilsner 38 1.9 84%
1.04 lb Avangard - Light Munich1.04 lb Light Munich 37 8 10.3%
0.57 lb German - Carapils0.57 lb Carapils 35 1.3 5.7%
10.05 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.15 oz Simcoe0.15 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13.9 Boil 60 min 8.03 9.1%
0.50 oz Simcoe0.5 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13.9 Boil 10 min 9.71 30.3%
0.50 oz Willamette0.5 oz Willamette Hops Pellet 6 Boil 10 min 4.19 30.3%
0.25 oz Willamette0.25 oz Willamette Hops Pellet 6 Boil 5 min 1.15 15.2%
0.25 oz Simcoe0.25 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13.9 Boil 5 min 2.67 15.2%
1.65 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
3.3 gal Step 1: Protein Rest Infusion 126 °F 15 min
1.23 gal Step 2: Beta Rest Infusion 147 °F 30 min
0.6 gal Step 3: Alpha Rest Infusion 154 °F 30 min
4 gal Sparge Infusion 170 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
5.50 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4.50 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
76%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
48 - 55 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
50 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 186 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 10.23 psi       Temp: 36 °F       CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
62 10 22 80 50 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.25 qt/lb 3.14 12.6  
Grain absorption losses -1.26 -5  
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 6.18 g | 24.71 qt) 5.37 21.5  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Pre boil Volume (equipment estimates 7.81 g | 31.25 qt) 7 28  
Boil off losses -2.25 -9  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.06 -0.2  
Post boil Volume 5.5 22  
Going into fermentor 5.5 22  
Total: 8.51 34
 
Notes

Target 28 IBUs
Sara and Brandon's second beer collab. Sara was craving something light and crisp, and thought the Helles sounded perfect for summer. Having never brewed one I immediately started sifting through recipes and watching youtube. I wanted to give us more creative freedom with hops, Sara liked the idea of Simcoe so I thought Willamette would be a nice pairing to give it some more classic German spiciness to round out the flavor.

We will most likely also go more aggressive on the late boil hopping to give a more pronounced hop aroma/flavor. The goal is to make a very dry and crisp beer. I will most likely play into a more bitter water profile to help accentuate that. I rarely find my beers as bitter or dry as I expect, or I just have a high tolerance for dryness.

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