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Smoked Helles Lager HomeBrew Recipe

smoked helles lager
smoked helles lager
smoked helles lager


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Smoked Munich Helles Lager
Target ABV: 4.5%
Target IBUs: 26
Recipe Type:
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Posted June 25, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Smoked Helles Lager Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Smoked Helles Lager, similar to Lakefront’s Helles Rauchbier Lager. Golden colored, medium-light bodied, with smoky aromas and a clean and crisp malty finish.



5.5 lbs German Pilsner

3.5 lbs Beechwood Smoked Malt

1 lb Vienna Malt


1 1/2 oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 60 minutes

Yeast: White 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 4-6 weeks.

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