Our all grain kits are our own tried and tested recipes. Included in the kits are the Grain Bill only, that you can then add Hops and Yeast needed to make 20L of beer. The grain can be pre-milled ready to be used in any BIAB, Grainfather/single vessel or multi vessels system. Feel free to purchase just the grain kit and add your own preference of hops and/or yeast to your order.
Munich Helles is a clean, malt-focused German lager with a gentle, bready malt character. It’s a smooth, easy-drinking beer that is often consumed by the litre.
When the golden and clean lagers of Pilzen became all the rage in the mid-1800’s, Munich brewers feared that Germans would start drinking the Czech beer instead of their own. This Helles style is essentially Germany’s answer to meet the demand (“Helles” is German for “bright”). While a bit more malty, it shares the same spicy hop characters of Czech Pils, but at a slightly more subdued level that is more in balance with the malts.
Since the 1970s the most common beer served at Oktoberfest in Germany is not actually an Oktoberfest beer, but Munich Helles. Its lower alcohol level, less malty flavour, and lighter colour makes it more approachable.
Brew up a batch and let us know how you like it!
Batch Volume: 23 L
Boil Time: 60 min
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.013
IBU (Tinseth): 19
Colour: 8.9 EBC
Temperature — 63 °C — 30 min
Temperature — 70 °C — 30 min
Mash out — 76 °C — 10 min
4 kg (80%) — Gladfield German Pilsner Malt — Grain — 4 EBC
500 g (10%) — Gladfield Gladiator Malt — Grain — 10 EBC
500 g (10%) — Gladfield Munich Malt — Grain — 15.5 EBC
25 g (15 IBU) — Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 5.5% — Boil — 60 min
10 g (3 IBU) — Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 5.5% — Boil — 15 min
7 g (1 IBU) — Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 5.5% — Boil — 5 min
4 pkg — Lallemand (LalBrew) Diamond Lager 73%
If you would like to try adding Brewers Clarex to ensure a brilliant chill haze free clarity and reduce gluten you can add 1ml at yeast pitch.
Primary — 11 °C — 10 days
Diacetyl Rest— 18 °C — 5 days
Cold Crash — 1 °C — 10 days