Munich Helles lager: beginner recipes?

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Anyone got a Munich Helles lager recipe suitable for a newbie?
Currently I'm brewing using malt extract + "vanilla" hops. But I am
looking to try a few grains, nothing too complicated!

Located in the UK. Should I wait for later in the year before brewing
lagers?

Thanks
Bruce


Re: Munich Helles lager: beginner recipes?



bruce_phipps@my-deja.com Wrote:
> Anyone got a Munich Helles lager recipe
suitable for a newbie?
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I have no idea what's available in the UK but here is what I have:

Helles

6-7    lbs.    Light Malt Extract
1-1    oz.    Hallertauer, Saaz, or Tettnanger bittering hops (4-6 HBU)
    oz.    Hallertauer or Tettnanger finishing hops
1    pkg.    Wyeast #2308 or #2206


Summertime Munich Helles

4    lbs.    Light Dry Malt
1    lb.    Pilsener Malt
8    oz.    Munich Malt
8    oz.    Wheat Malt
    tsp.    Gypsum
    tsp.    Calcium Chloride
1    tsp.    Irish Moss.
1    oz.    Mt. Hood Hops (60 minutes) 17.65 IBU
1    oz.    Tettnang Hops (2 minutes) 4.05 IBU
1     cup    Corn Sugar for priming
1     pkg.    #2206, or WLP830 Lager Yeast
SG: 1.050
IBU: 21.70

Munich Helles

12    lbs.    Pilsner Malt
2    lbs.    Munich Light Malt
12    oz.    Vienna Malt10    oz.    Carapils (Dextrine malt)                            
    oz.    Hallertau (4-5.5% AA): 60 minutes
    oz.    Tettnang (4-5% AA): 60 minutes
    oz.    Hallertau (4-5.5% AA): 20 minutes
    oz.    Tettnang (4-5% AA): 60 minutes
1    oz.    Saaz (3-4.5% AA): end of boil
1    vial    White Labs WLP838, Southern German Lager Yeast
OG: 1.052
FG: 1.014
IBU: 15-18
SRM: 3-5
Add 3 grams of CaCl (calcium chloride)
Mash at 154F until complete conversion
Ferment at 48-50F for 7-10 days. When gravity drops below 1.020 raise
temperature to 56-60F for 48 hours (diacetyl rest). Cellar at 32-34F
for an
additional 4 weeks.

Good luck,
Wild


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Re: Munich Helles lager: beginner recipes?


Thanks Wild.
Sounds like the basic components are lager malt + hallertau hops. I may
experiment with these, see what I produce!

Bruce


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Terrific.  When you're done, let me know and I'll send you my address to
send samples.

Wild


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mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may
say, \"Be God propitious to this drinker.\" -- Saint Columbanus, A.D.
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