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Munich Style Lager

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Munich Style Lager

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Beer Style: Munich Helles (1D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Munich Helles

Description:

This is a wonderful Munich-style lager that I would like to think rivals Andechs (I aim high).

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds, Klages malt
  • 3 pounds, Vienna malt
  • 6 ounces, pearl barley
  • 1-1/2 ounces, Hallertauer leaf hops
  • 1/2 ounce, Hallertauer hops (finish)
  • Wyeast #2206

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 4.84%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Soak the pearl barley overnight in the refrigerator, mix it into a starchy glue using a blender. Mash the pearl barley with the grains. Boil 1-1/2 ounces of Hallertauer with the wort. Add 1/4 ounce of finishing hops in last 10 minutes and steep 1/4 ounce after boil is complete. Pitch yeast at about 76 degrees.

I put the fermenter in fridge for 23 days, then racked to secondary for another 49 days before bottling.

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