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Pale Bitter European Beer - German Leichtbier

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 German Leichtbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
05A1. German Leichtbier
5.5 gal 3.18% 20.11 1.034 1.009
All Grain 1905
Gulating Kølsch
45 L 5.81% 14.27 1.054 1.010
All Grain 1274
SchuBrew Leichtbier
5 gal 3.58% 18.47 1.033 1.006
BIAB 1187
German Lite
5.5 gal 3.2% 12.77 1.032 1.008
Partial Mash 1185
Kölsch
25 L 4.98% 24.58 1.049 1.011
All Grain 1067
Session Oat IPA
5.5 gal 4.23% 39.15 1.042 1.009
All Grain 976
Spiced Pumpkin Ale
6 gal 4.78% 32.04 1.048 1.012
All Grain 909
Rising sun
3.5 gal 3.37% 12.49 1.033 1.008
BIAB 835
Pilsner
42 L 5.55% 39.83 1.056 1.014
All Grain 801
Batch #24
25 L 5.28% 81.05 1.053 1.013
BIAB 781

Newest German Leichtbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
golden bitter
3 gal 4.89% 34.43 1.047 1.009
extract 56
Awesome Recipe
50 L 0.49% 10.69 1.005 1.001
All Grain 7
ESB
50 L 4.37% 0 1.044 1.011
All Grain 15
European Pale Ale
38 L 5.38% 24.74 1.049 1.008
BIAB 6
Easy German Blonde
5.5 gal 3.12% 23.79 1.033 1.009
extract 10
Awesome Recipe
38 L 5.66% 6.26 1.053 1.010
All Grain 5
Rej_German_Pilsner
25 L 4.81% 26.92 1.048 1.011
All Grain 4
Summer Kolsch
5.5 gal 5.5% 29.46 1.055 1.013
All Grain 11
sLeicht of hand
5 gal 3.22% 27.1 1.032 1.008
BIAB 5
Smashski
23 L 3.06% 20.93 1.032 1.009
All Grain 10

Fermentables Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 29 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 74% 26% - 100%
American - Pilsner 12 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 85% 40% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 9 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 78% 43% - 100%
German - Carapils 9 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 3% - 19%
American - Vienna 9 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 19% 9% - 33%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 8 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 75% 10% - 100%
Flaked Oats 8 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 17% 2% - 100%
German - Munich Light 8 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 29% 10% - 100%
German - Wheat Malt 7 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 22% 3% - 61%
American - Munich - Light 10L 7 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 17% 5% - 34%

Hops Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 15 3.75 39% 16% - 100%
Saaz 14 3.5 34% 13% - 80%
Tettnanger 13 4.5 36% 10% - 80%
Magnum 12 15 26% 11% - 40%
Cascade 11 7 45% 3% - 100%
Citra 8 11 23% 5% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 8 5 39% 16% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 7 3.9 53% 20% - 100%
Centennial 5 10 17% 3% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 5 5.5 41% 7% - 58%

Steeping Grains Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Munich Dark 1 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 100% 100% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 1 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 100% 100% - 100%
American - Buckwheat Malt - Gluten Free 1 American Grain gluten-free malt 2°L
25 100% 100% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 1 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 40% 40% - 40%
Orange 1 Fruit fruit 0°L
4.1 60% 60% - 60%
American - Munich - Light 10L 1 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 100% 100% - 100%
American - Pale Ale 1 American Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 12 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 8 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 6 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 5 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 5 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 4 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 3 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - American Ale Yeast Blend WLP060 1 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 76% 68°F 72°F
White Labs - Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast WLP820 1 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 69% 52°F 58°F

Other Ingredients Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 11 Water Agt Mash 30% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 92% 70% - 100%
Whirlfloc 6 Water Agt Boil 50% 15% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 5 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 50%
Table Salt 4 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 26%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 20%
Epsom Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 36%
Phosphoric acid 2 Water Agt Mash 66% 0% - 100%
Chalk 2 Water Agt Mash 100% 100% - 100%
Five Star Chemicals - 5.2 pH Stabilizer 1 Water Agt Mash 33% 33% - 33%

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