Here's a go to recipe for a helles.
7.5 gallon pre-boil, 6 gallon post boil, 90 minute boil.
10# Avangard (or your favorite imported) Pilsner
.75# Wyermann (or your favorite imported) Lt Munich
.25# Melanoidain (optional, but I like the malt profile it gives in this beer)
Water profile for strike and sparge water, units are ppm.
my water doesn't lend itself well to lighter color/flavor beers; useally have to cut the water with RO at 50% and add minerals to suite.
mash 152*, with a 168* mash out. target mash pH was 5.2, but this came out to 5.1.
hops: 1oz of Hallertau @ 5%. (5 HBUs) at 60 minutes.
yeast: use your favorite Bavarian lager yeast. I used WLP830.
Edited by LeftyMPfrmDE, 18 February 2019 - 11:55 AM.