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Beer Style: Munich Helles  (1D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 14 US gallons

Munich Helles
Beer Color


Mash at 66 C or 151 F. This is a very robust recipe producing a highly complex beer but also an easy drinking one. Schwarzbier is strictly a lager but this recipe can be brewed using the above yeast and ale fermentation profile without any compromise of quality. Try adding the specialty grains at the start of mashout to increase the complexity. Source: Patrick Hollingdale


  • 17 lbs 6.7 oz - Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5 lbs 8.2 oz - Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) (Grain)
  • 3 lbs 8.4 oz - Chateau munich (13.2 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.4 oz - Tradition [10.0%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.5 oz - Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 0 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.048 (12.0° P)
Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 4.8%
Color SRM: 5.5  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 19.3
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 14.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by Jim on Sun Jun 12 2016

This is a surprisingly good recipe. For technical reasons I could not ferment this brew at normal lager temperatures but nevertheless the result was very drinkable. Recommended.

review rating
 Reviewed by Brewdog on Tue Apr 22 2014

That's very interesting to be able to ferment at ale temps with that yeast.Good to know.