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Pale Bitter European Beer - German Helles Exportbier


A pale, well-balanced, smooth German lager that is slightly stronger than the average beer with a moderate body and a mild, aromatic hop and malt character.

Flavor Profile: Neither grainy-sweet malt nor floral, spicy, or herbal hops dominate, but both are in good balance with a touch of malty sweetness, providing a smooth yet crisply refreshing beer. Balance continues through the finish and the hop bitterness lingers in afte

Ingredients: Minerally water with high levels of sulfates, carbonates and chlorides, German or Czech noble hops, Pilsner malt, German lager yeast. Newer commercial versions can contain adjuncts and hop extract.

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Top 10 German Helles Exportbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
1 - Helles Exportbier 2 21lt
21 L 5.96% 18.44 1.051 1.006
All Grain 5193
Dortmunder Gold
9.75 gal 5.96% 29.28 1.053 1.008
All Grain 3171
German Helles Export
5.5 gal 5.88% 24.22 1.057 1.013
All Grain 2778
German Pilsner with a twist
25 L 5.59% 26.79 1.055 1.012
All Grain 2565
Awesome Recipe
8 gal 5.05% 29.87 1.050 1.012
All Grain 2063
Helles Coming
6 gal 5.73% 34.56 1.059 1.015
Partial Mash 2042
Helles Export 2-18-17
7.5 gal 5.39% 25.51 1.053 1.012
All Grain 1943
MJ Helles w carapis
23 L 5.03% 20.67 1.049 1.011
extract 1911
Jeff's untitled Dortmunder
5.5 gal 4.94% 29.03 1.049 1.011
All Grain 1816
Hepne brygg #33
20 L 5.62% 19.02 1.051 1.009
BIAB 1652

Newest German Helles Exportbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
PILS ALE
250 L 4.92% 52.29 1.046 1.009
All Grain 34
Dort
3 gal 5.97% 28.86 1.055 1.010
BIAB 23
Helles #1
5.5 gal 5.02% 24.48 1.053 1.015
BIAB 14
Alten Markt Dortmunder Export
5.5 gal 6.96% 23.55 1.063 1.009
BIAB 61
Helles or High Lager
5.5 gal 5.53% 32.17 1.053 1.011
All Grain 131
BEST Munich Helless
22 L 5.4% 25.96 1.049 1.008
All Grain 65
Handmaid Maibock
19 L 6.06% 20.05 1.055 1.009
All Grain 100
German pil
23 L 6.07% 29.27 1.056 1.009
All Grain 106
Combo
7 gal 8.17% 83.79 1.083 1.021
BIAB 70
Enjoy the Ride Helles Export
5.5 gal 5.67% 21.27 1.056 1.013
extract 97

Fermentables Used In German Helles Exportbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 77 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 73% 20% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 54 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 15% 1% - 75%
German - Vienna 48 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 23% 2% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 36 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 2% 1% - 6%
German - Acidulated Malt 30 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 5%
American - Vienna 21 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 24% 5% - 100%
American - Pilsner 19 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 72% 4% - 100%
German - CaraHell 18 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 7% 2% - 20%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 17 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 78% 25% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 17 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 1% - 10%

Hops Used In German Helles Exportbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 86 3.75 37% 1% - 100%
Tettnanger 35 4.5 34% 13% - 80%
Magnum 31 15 33% 3% - 100%
Saaz 29 3.5 37% 11% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 17 4 37% 13% - 100%
Perle 16 8.2 34% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Blanc 9 10 31% 11% - 68%
Northern Brewer 7 7.8 29% 9% - 50%
Domestic Hallertau 7 3.9 43% 25% - 100%
Hersbrucker 7 4 27% 17% - 49%

Steeping Grains Used In German Helles Exportbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In German Helles Exportbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 51 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 17 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 16 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 15 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 11 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 9 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 8 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
White Labs - Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838 6 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 72% 50°F 55°F
Imperial Yeast - L13 Global 6 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium-low 73% 46°F 56°F

Other Ingredients Used In German Helles Exportbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 69 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 42 Water Agt Mash 72% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 38 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 59%
Epsom Salt 34 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 23 Fining Boil 60% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 22 Water Agt Mash 55% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 14 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 50%
Yeast Nutrient 9 Other Boil 29% 0% - 67%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 7 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 50%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 82% 0% - 100%

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