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Colette - peat smoked helles

166 calories 13.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Munich Helles
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Calories: 166 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 13.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday December 3rd 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb American - Pilsner9 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 69.9%
10 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)10 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 4.9%
0.75 lb Peated Malt0.75 lb Peated Malt 38 2.5 5.8%
0.50 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.5 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.9%
2 lb US - Pale 2-Row2 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 15.5%
12.87 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Nobility1 oz Nobility Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 45 min 17.88 50%
1 oz Nobility1 oz Nobility Hops Pellet 5.5 Boil 0 min 50%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
4 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 92 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
RB General Pilsner (from Braukaiser)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
59 8 0 63 89 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Beer is light on smoke but still nice.. peat smoke is indistinct i.e. doesnt really speak any differently than beechwood smoked malt beers. Id like to try using more to really slap you across the face with peat andor to conjure up flavors of scotch.

At first it wasn't really too bread crackery sweet malty but it is improving over time. Not sure this beer has a lot of room to grow OG wise so to make it a little maltier without changing the color too much consider decoction mash, or maybe some kind of speciality malt. Reading an article rn suggesting melanoidin malt can mimick decoction mash.

Measured FG 1007

updating recipe to brew on cooler/digiboil equipment, lowering efficiency so adding a couple lbs 2 row to boost target OG. going for pils water profile built from RO.

pitching two packs of 34/70 into 2L of 1040 wort two days before.


initial recipe creation!!!

just had a fantastic smoked helles at triple crossing this week made me want to get started on this beer - i will be going for peated malt instead of cherrywood or whatever they were using.

reading to use very very little. i saw some people use like 10% but i will use about 6 or 7. simple malt bill just like alexandra pils. will use nobility hops since i have them on hand. 34/70.

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