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#1 LeftyMPfrmDE

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:52 AM

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.

 

Cl:  18

Mg:  8

Ni: 6

sulfate: 18

choride: 36

Bicarbonate: 66

 

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. 

 

enjoy!  


Edited by LeftyMPfrmDE, 18 February 2019 - 11:55 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:54 AM

What time are you adding the hops?


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:56 AM

What time are you adding the hops?

just edited. add at 60 minutes. 


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:57 AM

just edited. add at 60 minutes. 

 

Thanks.  Looks solid to me!


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

I see two mineral entries for chloride. 

 

Is one of those supposed to be calcium, and if so, which one?


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:21 PM

I see two mineral entries for chloride. 

 

Is one of those supposed to be calcium, and if so, which one?

the first entry is calcium. i gotta stop trying to remember mineral appreciations when i first wake up. thanks for pointing that out.   


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#7 jayb151

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:26 PM

Thanks so much for sharing! I think I'm going to try one with what I have on hand now, but my next visit to the LHBS I'll pick up some hops and malt!

 

thanks!


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

the first entry is calcium. i gotta stop trying to remember mineral appreciations when i first wake up. thanks for pointing that out.   

 

Just to make sure no one got the wrong impression, I wasn't trying to be a nitpicky jerk, honest.


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:59 PM

Just to make sure no one got the wrong impression, I wasn't trying to be a nitpicky jerk, honest.

It is okay.  I think as long as you make us all a dozen wings we will forgive you :)


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#10 LeftyMPfrmDE

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

Just to make sure no one got the wrong impression, I wasn't trying to be a nitpicky jerk, honest.

No worries.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:02 PM

It is okay.  I think as long as you make us all a dozen wings we will forgive you :)

 

I'll see what I can do.


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#12 jayb151

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:03 PM

Hey Lefty, I brewed up this batch and just transferred from cold crashed and carbed fermenter to my serving keg. My wife and I have been trying to cut booze during the week, so I can't pour a proper pint right now, but tomorrow I'll load a pic to the Post-a-pint thread. 

 

I did take a sip though. It's seriously good.

 

Cheers mate!


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