A gold-colored German lager with a smooth, malty flavor and a soft, dry finish. Subtle spicy, floral, or herbal hops and restrained bitterness help keep the balance malty but not sweet, which helps make this beer a refreshing, everyday drink.
Munich Helles should by Malty but not Sweet.
The goal is to follow the style guidance - focus on Continental Pilsner Malt, noble German Aroma hops, e.g., Hallertau family, German-style lager yeasts, and clean and cold fermentation process. Without these key elements you will not get the Munich-like lager beer.
Do not use Caramel malt since it is not a part of this style.
Related Style: Münchner Helles
Chargengröße 19 L // Brühmethode Alles Getreide // Recipe complex rating: Expert
|OG, P||OG, sg||FG, P||FG, sg||ABV, %||Bittere||Farbe, SRM|
|Grain||% in bulk||Size, kg|
|Hopfen||α, %||Size, g||AAU||Add||Boil, min|
|German Aroma Hops||4,0||31||4||Start||60|
|German Lagers yeasts||2|
From the Biscuit 25L group the best choice will be Melanoidin Malt
Single rest at 66 C for 60 min, add all hops from the beginning of the boil
Use sufficient amount of Lager yeast (rehydrated in advance or o proper starter)
Ferment at 10C
Cold age the beer at least for 4 weeks and allow it lagering well before bottling or drinking
Carbonate from 2.0 to 2.5 volumes of CO2
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