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Ninkasi Helles Belles Clone HomeBrew Recipe

ninkasi helles belles clone
ninkasi helles belles clone
ninkasi helles belles clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: German Style Munich Helles Lager
Target ABV: 5.1%
Target IBUs: 22
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 20, 2013 by


All Grain Munich Helles Lager Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a German Munich Helles Lager, similar to Ninkasi Helles Belles. Golden colored, medium-light bodied, flavors of bready malt. Light malt sweetness and low hop bitterness in a clean finish.



9.5 lbs German Pilsner 2-row

3 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Vienna Malt


1  oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Spalter 4%a, 30 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP860 Munich Helles Yeast or Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 148 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour 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 4-5 weeks.

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