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My Helles
« on: December 25, 2014, 06:45:56 PM »
Nice Xmas present...cracked my Helles and it's simply put, beautiful. You can see my fingers behind glass and through it the mirror on the wall with my reflection. I'd enter this one for competition.
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 06:49:42 PM »
I'd drink a liter or three of that !
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 06:50:07 PM »
Nice Xmas present...cracked my Helles and it's simply put, beautiful. You can see my fingers behind glass and through it the mirror on the wall with my reflection. I'd enter this one for competition.

Ahhhh....not so sure.  You better send some to me for proper analysis!   8)

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 06:55:46 PM »
thanks. i made it using for the first time brulosphy lager process: http://brulosophy.com/methods/lager-method/


worth a shot if you haven't tried yet.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014, 07:01:54 PM »
Well done, Ken.  How long did you lager it?  It looks really good.  I served one yesterday that was still a slight bit cloudy - but flavor was well received.
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 07:02:08 PM »
That's pretty much the schedule I use. I drank the 2 pils I made in the spring (Bo, German) at ~ 5 weeks and they were clear and excellent.
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 07:04:17 PM »
Well done, Ken.  How long did you lager it?  It looks really good.  I served one yesterday that was still a slight bit cloudy - but flavor was well received.

went to 30F ambient temp (probe outside of keg) on 11/28.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 07:24:28 PM »
I've got a Pilsner at day 5 and going to start ramping up today.  Just curious, did you take hydrometer reading to confirm greater than 50% reading before ramping up at day 5?
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 07:25:23 PM »
I've got a Pilsner at day 5 and going to start ramping up today.  Just curious, did you take hydrometer reading to confirm greater than 50% reading before ramping up at day 5?

i did. i was at 60% on day 5.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 10:05:49 PM »
Delicious looking beer! But if you are sharing I hope you have enough for everyone on the board!  ;D

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 11:07:51 PM »

Delicious looking beer! But if you are sharing I hope you have enough for everyone on the board!  ;D

Alas, I'm just a small time craft brewer- together we drink in spirit :)
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 02:07:54 AM »
Looks great Ken!
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Re: My Helles
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2014, 05:40:37 AM »
Im brewing a couple of helless, helleses, helli... this weekend. Hopefully I have your luck when it comes to clarity.

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2014, 03:29:31 PM »
Nice looking brew, makes a guy thirsty...

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Re: My Helles
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2014, 02:49:12 AM »
Nice looking brew, makes a guy thirsty...
Make that 2! I like a nice helles. Does it finish dry? I find that if it finishes too sweet, it's hard to drink more than a pint or 2. I think that comes more from minerals in the water, rather than final gravity. I've a friend whose helles finished at the right final gravity, but is a bit sweet in the finish. Mine usually finish at the same gravities but finish drier, I think because I add a little more hardness to the water than he does maybe. I think he just added calcium chloride, whereas I usually add equal amounts of gypsum and calcium chloride. Either way, love the Best Malz pils character.
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