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Lawfo's Munich Helles (Stephen Lawford) v1SRM 4 coloured beer glass

BJCP StyleMunich Helles - 4A
TypeAll Grain
ProfileAroma: Moderate grainy-sweet malt aroma. Low to moderately-low spicy, floral, or herbal hop aroma. While a clean aroma is most desirable, a very low background note of DMS is not a fault. Pleasant, clean fermentation profile, with malt dominating the balance. The freshest examples will have more of a malty-sweet aroma. Appearance: Medium yellow to pale gold. Clear. Persistent creamy white head. Flavor: Moderately malty start with the suggestion of sweetness, moderate grainy-sweet malt flavor with a soft, rounded palate impression, supported by a low to medium-low hop bitterness. The finish is soft and dry, not crisp and biting. Low to moderately-low spicy, floral or herbal hop flavor. The malt dominates the hops in the palate, finish, and aftertaste, but the hops should be noticeable. There should not be any residual sweetness, simply the impression of maltiness with restrained bitterness. Very fresh examples will seem sweeter due to the fresh, rich malt character that can fade with time. Clean fermentation profile. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, well-lagered character. Comments: A fully-attenuated Pils malt showcase, Helles is a malt-accentuated beer that is not overly sweet, but rather focuses on malt flavor with underlying hop bitterness in a supporting role. Export examples can quickly lose some of the rich malt character that often suggests sweetness. Helles in Munich tends to be lighter in all aspects than those outside the city, which can be more assertive with more body, flavor, and hop character.
Batch Size12.0 L
Mash64.0° for 75.0 min
Boil Time60.0 min
Efficiency78.0 %
IBU18.9 IBUs
OG1.042 SG (Est. 1.047 SG)
FG1.010 SG (Est. 1.009 SG)
ABV4.2 % (Est. 4.9 %)
Std drinks1.1 per 330ml stubby
2.5 per 750ml longneck
0.9 per middy
1.4 per schooner

FermentablesGrain icon

NameAmountColour% of Grain
Pilsner (Weyermann)2.00 kg3.3 EBC85.11 %
Gladfield Munich Malt0.15 kg15.5 EBC6.38 %
BEST Acidulated (BESTMALZ)0.08 kg6.0 EBC3.4 %
Gladfield Sour Grapes Malt0.08 kg4.0 EBC3.23 %
Melanoidin (Weyermann)0.04 kg59.1 EBC1.84 %
Total grain bill2.35 kg--

HopsHops icon

Hallertauer19.00 g60.0 minsBoil4.0%
Total hops19.00 g---

MiscMiscellaneous icon

Whirlfloc Tablet1.00 Items15.0 minsBoilFining

YeastYeast icon

BSY-L005 - PilsenBluestone Yeast Co.Lager72.0 %10.0 C - 16.0 C

NotesNotes icon

*Raspberry Pi stopped logging data from 13/09.

10/09/22 Brew day
11/09/22 Pitched yeast @ 13deg
19/09/22 Cold crashed @ 2deg
22/09/22 Bottled, 2tsp sugar
-11 x 750ml Longecks
-2 x 330ml stubbies