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CSI Lager recipes?
« on: February 08, 2016, 11:33:11 PM »
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 12:28:02 AM »
If you are brewing to RHG, no.

If you want to homebrew free of RHG, go for it.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 12:51:37 AM »
Their Munich Helles might be a tasty beer but it's not a Munich Helles. If you aren't trying to brew a Munich Helles then I say go for it.

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CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 12:55:02 AM »
Their Munich Helles might be a tasty beer but it's not a Munich Helles. If you aren't trying to brew a Munich Helles then I say go for it.

German style lager inspired by Munich Helles  may have been better?

They list it as a Maibock in the recipe menu then a Helles in the PDF. Semantics gaff I'm sure.

Who knows. Just looking to see if anyone has brewed them is all.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 01:11:03 AM »
Their Munich Helles might be a tasty beer but it's not a Munich Helles. If you aren't trying to brew a Munich Helles then I say go for it.

German style lager inspired by Munich Helles  may have been better?

They list it as a Maibock in the recipe menu then a Helles in the PDF. Semantics gaff I'm sure.

Who knows. Just looking to see if anyone has brewed them is all.
Maibock sounds more likely

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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 02:29:11 AM »
Regardless of its German purity, the "Helles" looks as though it would be pretty tasty. I'm looking to do a lager run if the temps ever drop here in Central NY.

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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 03:03:02 AM »
Regardless of its German purity, the "Helles" looks as though it would be pretty tasty. I'm looking to do a lager run if the temps ever drop here in Central NY.
Here in MI we will have just about the coldest of the winter this weekend. Hope it heads your way.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 03:19:39 AM »
If the lager Gods deem my swath of land North of Syracuse worthy, I shall breweth.

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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 04:00:17 PM »
Maibock is Munich Helles, and Munich Helles is Maibock, am I wrong?
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 04:03:48 PM »
Maibock is Munich Helles, and Munich Helles is Maibock, am I wrong?


Totally different styles. Helles has an OG of ~ 1.048 where Maibock is much more malty and can be 1.070 OG or a tad over.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 04:11:15 PM »
So there is a Helles Bock / Maibock OG starting at 1.064-1.072 and a Munich Helles Lager starting at 1.048-1.051.  Confusion solved.  That sucks, I totally thought Helles Bock was Munich Helles.  I need to keep reading up in German beers, so I can sort this s*** out.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 04:24:27 PM »
The word 'helles' just means pale, so a helles/mai bock is simply a pale bock, as opposed to darker standard and dopple bocks. And a Munich Helles is just a pale, average strength lager.


Edit -  Can be confusing.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 04:53:19 PM »
My Helles is generally a little Bocked up.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 05:21:00 PM »
There are also Export strength Helles, but those are only a little stronger, say 1.056 OG vs 1.048.
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Re: CSI Lager recipes?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 05:58:23 PM »
There are also Export strength Helles, but those are only a little stronger, say 1.056 OG vs 1.048.
And its a far more enjoyable style in my opinion

I believe Munich Helles exists for two reasons. 1. Mandatory liter while visiting Munich.  2. As a challenge for brewers, a style to hone your skills on.
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