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Munchner Helles

209 calories
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Method: All Grain
Style: Festbier
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 209 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8.5 lb German - Pilsner8.5 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 66.3%
2 lb German - Vienna2 lb Vienna 37 4 15.6%
1.5 lb German - Munich Light1.5 lb Munich Light 37 6 11.7%
2 oz Belgian - CaraMunich2 oz CaraMunich 33 50 1%
0.7 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light0.7 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 5.5%
12.83 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Tettnanger1 oz Tettnanger Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 45 min 14.72
0.5 oz Saaz0.5 oz Saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 45 min 5.73
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
48 - 56 °F
Fermentation Temp:
55 °F
Pitch Rate:
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Fermented it on my back porch for the first ten days when it was around 50-60F. Then transferred it after about the 10th day to the secondary fermenter and into my unheated foyer, where it was around 45 for the past 4 weeks. Just bottled it yesterday with cane sugar primer and will store for three weeks at room temp before storing in my cellar for another month at 55. I tasted the beer at bottling and it has a nice crisp, slightly bitter, dry and malty. running about 6.2% ABV. Clear gold color. I really liked this Munich Lager yeast as it really performed in colder temps and attenuated nicely.
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Last Updated: 2016-02-20 17:22 UTC
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Mark F. 02/18/2016 at 11:30pm
I sampled two beers about 15 days after bottling. Nice light cooper gold color. Nice carbonation. Slight bitterness and a little too sweet. The sweetness is probably the result of my mashing temp running too high in the beginning. I suspect that a bit more maturity will dry it out more and finish it nicely.

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