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Pale Malty European Lager - Munich Helles


A clean, malty, gold-colored German lager with a smooth grainy-sweet malty flavor and a soft, dry finish. Subtle spicy, floral, or herbal hops and restrained bitterness help keep the balance malty but not sweet, which helps make this beer a refreshing, ev

Flavor Profile: Moderately malty start with the suggestion of sweetness, moderate grainy-sweet malt flavor with a soft, rounded palate impression, supported by a low to medium-low hop bitterness. The finish is soft and dry, not crisp and biting. Low to moderately-low spi

Ingredients: Continental Pilsner malt, traditional German Saazer-type hop varieties, clean German lager yeast.

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Top 10 Munich Helles Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Augustiner Helles Clone
25 L 5.08% 17.73 1.052 1.013
All Grain 9274
Munster Munch
55 L 5.87% 25.04 1.058 1.013
All Grain 5385
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest
5.5 gal 5.58% 20.37 1.052 1.009
All Grain 5196
BahBrincĂ´ Helles
20.1 L 5.05% 26 1.050 1.012
All Grain 4598
22: Munich Helles
5.5 gal 5.33% 36.18 1.053 1.012
All Grain 4232
munich helles
5.5 gal 4.93% 21.22 1.050 1.013
All Grain 3474
Munich Helles
5.5 gal 4.77% 18.05 1.047 1.011
All Grain 3244
A Simple Helles
8.5 gal 4.88% 15.76 1.050 1.013
All Grain 3027
04A1. Munich Helles
5.5 gal 4.72% 18.33 1.050 1.015
All Grain 2587
LoDO Helles
105 L 5.7% 15.22 1.051 1.007
All Grain 2416

Newest Munich Helles Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Nova Helles
140 L 5.26% 12.31 1.046 1.006
All Grain 5
Gladfield Munich Helles
20 L 5.13% 21.18 1.052 1.013
All Grain 7
Warehouse Jesus
5.5 gal 4.82% 19.78 1.048 1.011
All Grain 14
Munich helles
20 L 4.38% 18.84 1.040 1.007
All Grain 11
Larwin Lager
5.5 gal 4.94% 18.03 1.048 1.010
All Grain 27
Gold bock
15 gal 7.58% 49.16 1.077 1.019
All Grain 29
U-Bahn Helles
11 gal 5.4% 29.19 1.048 1.007
BIAB 19
Unfiltered Helles - AFC 2024
6 gal 4.6% 17.4 1.048 1.013
All Grain 56
Helles Good
23 L 5.35% 26.43 1.048 1.007
All Grain 15
test
4 L 32.8% 0 1.352 1.102
All Grain 23

Fermentables Used In Munich Helles Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 369 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 82% 8% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 272 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 14% 2% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 199 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 2% 1% - 10%
German - Acidulated Malt 177 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 0% - 21%
German - Vienna 174 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 14% 2% - 97%
German - Carapils 123 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 1% - 30%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 112 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 81% 5% - 100%
American - Pilsner 100 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 78% 5% - 100%
Weyermann - Pilsner 76 German Grain base malt 1.5°L
36 80% 6% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 73 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 1% - 15%

Hops Used In Munich Helles Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 365 3.75 46% 8% - 100%
Saaz 159 3.5 43% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 154 4.5 42% 4% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 131 4 48% 12% - 100%
Magnum 127 15 38% 4% - 100%
Perle 80 8.2 38% 3% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 54 3.9 52% 8% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 47 5 52% 2% - 100%
Cascade 30 7 32% 3% - 100%
Spalt 30 4.5 44% 11% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Munich Helles Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Melanoidin 7 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 46% 14% - 100%
German - Carapils 6 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 52% 25% - 100%
German - Vienna 5 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 35% 25% - 67%
Munich - Light 10L 4 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 69% 40% - 100%
German - CaraHell 3 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 74% 50% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 2 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 42% 33% - 50%
American - Pilsner 2 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 60% - 77%
American - Victory 2 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 31% 12% - 50%
American - Vienna 2 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 58% 50% - 67%
Honey Malt 2 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 23% 20% - 25%

Yeasts Used In Munich Helles Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 298 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 87 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 64 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 50 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 48 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838 48 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 72% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 38 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 36 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 36 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 30 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Munich Helles Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 245 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 165 Water Agt Mash 74% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 162 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 119 Water Agt Boil 63% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 118 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 57%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 73 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 60 Fining Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 44 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 37 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 32 Other Mash 34% 0% - 100%

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