November 24, 2010

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Munich Helles #1 – 8th Circle of Helles

Historical reference article.

On November 21, 2010 I brewed my second decoction mash, a Munich Helles.  This was a single decoction with a fairly standard grain bill for the style.  Simple and clean was the thought behind this one.

Here is the recipe:



Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 5.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU
8.00 lb       Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM)             Grain        91.43 %
0.50 lb       Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)                     Grain        5.71 %
0.25 lb       Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)                Grain        2.86 %
1.00 oz       Tettnang [4.80 %]  (60 min)               Hops         16.5 IBU
1.00 oz       Hallertauer [3.90 %]  (30 min)            Hops         10.3 IBU
1 Pkgs        German Bock Lager (White Labs #WLP833)    Yeast-Lager
Mash Schedule: Decoction Mash, Single
Total Grain Weight: 8.75 lb
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Decoction Mash, Single
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp
35 min        Protein Rest       Add 17.50 qt of water at 126.6 F    122.0 F
45 min        Saccharification   Decoct 6.30 qt of mash and boil it  150.0 F
10 min        Mash Out           Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min         168.0 F
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03/13/2011 – Received Silver (Score: 36.5) in Category 1 (Light Lagers) at the 2011 Peach State Brew Off
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