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Offline james

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Re: A better light lager?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2014, 09:14:01 AM »
My Munich Helles is 100% Pilsner malt and has a wonderful light maltiness, but it's not as light as an American Light Lager. I recommend corn, rice and Pils malt. Try something along the lines of 60%Pils/20%Corn/20% Rice for a light American Lager.
My last helles was 100% Best pils malt. It turned out almost exactly like Hopfbrau helles. Very clean, light malt character, very easy drinking. Many of the other helles biers I've have much more of a Munich malt presence, whereas the Hopfbrau helles has none of that.

If you're wanting American lager, go with what some others said and do like 80% pils malt, 20% rice or corn. Use your 2633 yeast, hop to 18-20 IBU. The rice solids I think can go in the mash, not the boil.
Rice syrup solids definitely go in the boil, not the mash.

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Re: A better light lager?
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2014, 09:52:09 AM »
Ah, okay. Well, in that case, disregard that bit of my post.
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