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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
 
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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