Recipes

Munich Helles

This classic Bavarian celebration lager is all about the malt. Noble hop flavor and aroma take a backseat in this clean, medium-bodied style that has a pleasant grainy sweetness. Brew up this great German lager now to enjoy it the spring.

Munich Helles | Munich Helles

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
  • 4 pounds Alexander's pale malt extract
    2 pounds American two-row pale malt
    1 pound Vienna malt
    1 pound dextrin malt
    .25 pound 40 ºL crystal malt
    1 ounce Perle pellets, 6.2% AA (60 minutes)
    .5 ounce German Hallertau pellets, 4.7% AA (5 minutes)
    Wyeast No. 2206 Bavarian lager yeast
    .75 cup corn sugar (to prime)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.055
    • Final Gravity: 1.017
    • ABV: 5%
    • IBU: n/a
    • SRM: n/a
    • Boil Time: 60 minutes
    • Efficiency: n/a
    • Pre-boil Volume: n/a
    • Pre-boil Gravity: n/a

    Directions

    • Mash grains at 152 ºF for 60 minutes in 1.5 gallons of water.  Sparge with 2 gallons of water at 170 ºF.
    • Primary fermentation:7 days at 55 ºF in glass
    • Secondary fermentation:7 days at 55 ºF in glass
    • Tertiary fermentation:14 days at 37 ºF in glass
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