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German Style Munich Helles Recipe

german style munich helles homebrew
german style munich helles homebrew
german style munich helles homebrew


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: German Style Munich Helles
Target ABV: 5.0%
Target IBUs: 19
Recipe Type:
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Posted January 23, 2014 by


German Style Munich Helles Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a classic German Style Munich Helles lager. Crisp with a clean malty profile.



9 lbs German Pilsner Malt

1 lb Vienna Malt


1  oz. German Hallertau 4%a, 60 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP860 Munich Helles Yeast or Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

75 minute boil with hop regimen above.

Chill down to 50F and pitch yeast.

Ferment for about 10-14 days until primary fermentation just finishes.

Diacetyl Rest: Raise beer temp to 62-65F for 2-3 days.

Rack to keg or secondary and start cold-aging process. If possible taper temperature down 5-7 degrees per day from Diacetyl rest to 35F. Cold age at 35F for 4-6 weeks.

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