Garage Helles

A Homebrew Beer Recipe

Style (BJCP): 
02D. European Pale Lager - Muenchner Helles
All Grain Ingredients: 

Fermentables

  • 5.5 lb Northwest Pale
  • 3 lb Two-Row
  • 1.5 lb Vienna
  • 1 lb Carapils

Hops

  • 1oz Perle @ 60"
  • 1oz Hallertau @ 5"

Yeast: Bavarian Lager Wyeast 2206 

All Grain Instructions: 
  1. Infuse 12.5 qts of 163F water to reach a mash temp of 144F, rest 45 minutes
  2. Add 3 qts boiling water to achieve 149F, rest 15 minutes
  3. Add 2 qts boiling water to reach 155F, rest 45 minutes
  4. Mash out with 5.3 qts boiling water to hit 168F, then sparge to reach boil volume.
  5. Boil for one hour, following hop schedule.
  6. Chill to 40-50F and pitch yeast (ideally from an appropriate starter), follow a lager fermentation schedule.

Special note: This was trial-fermented at our shop in Portland, Oregon under mid-late March ambient temepratures (like in your garage) for the initial fermentation and it came out great. Don't sweat temperature control, brew seasonally and always RDWHAB.

Volume in US Gallons: 
5.50gal
Final Gravity: 
1.01
Original Gravity: 
1.06
SRM (color): 
5
IBU: 
31
Official HBX Recipe: 
No
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