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Helles Lager

158 calories 15.6 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Munich Helles
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Larry
Rating:
5.00 (1 Review)

Calories: 158 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday March 4th 2012
1.048
1.011
4.9%
20.3
3.4
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8.50 lb German - Pilsner8.5 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 85%
1 lb German - Vienna1 lb Vienna 37 4 10%
0.50 lb German - Carapils0.5 lb Carapils 35 1.3 5%
10 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.50 oz Northern Brewer - Hallertau1.5 oz Hallertau Hops Leaf/Whole 3.9 Boil 60 min 20.26 100%
1.50 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
Temperature 152 °F 90 min
Sparge 170 °F 20 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.25 oz Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
0.25 oz Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
76.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
50 - 55 °F
Starter:
Yes
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: Keg       Amount: 10 psi      
 
Target Water Profile
Light profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
25 2 25 25 25 25
Low mineral profile is called for in this beer.
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Notes

Ferment for 3 weeks in the primary, before racking, pull it out of the fridge and let it warm to room temperature for 2 days (dialectal rest). Rack it, and leave it around 36F for 4-6 weeks for the lagering phase.

I then keg it, force carbonate, and after about 3 months it is ready to drink. The beer tastes strange when it is green. It really needs the extra time to settle down. Be patient with it, but it is worth it!

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  • Last Updated: 2013-06-13 05:51 UTC
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REVNU 01/11/2022 at 09:44pm
5 of 5

When you say you, "force carbonate, and after about 3 months it is ready to drink."

Are you force carbonating for 3 months, or is that the total time from fermentation to your first pour?



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