Drew's Private Helles

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: calvin (Shared)
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Brewer: Calvin Thorne
Batch Size: 22.00 galStyle: Maibock/Helles Bock ( 5A)
Boil Size: 26.28 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.0 SRMEquipment: MHTG Brew Space 22 gallons
Bitterness: 26.7 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.070 (17.1° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.015 SG (3.9° P)Fermentation: 50°F Lager Pitch Cold
ABV: 7.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
44 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
10 lbs Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3
3.00 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
3.00 oz Select Spalt [4.8%] - Boil 45 min Hops 5
2.00 oz Tettnang [4.5%] - Boil 30 min Hops 6
2.00 oz Saaz [4.0%] - Boil 15 min Hops 7
1 pkgs L-24 Czech/German 34/70 Lager (BrewingScience.com #L-24) Yeast 8

Notes

From strike to knock out, twas a good brew day. However, I didn't do so good with the yeast management. Didn't start the starter until the morning. Didn't remember to save as much headspace in the fermenters to handle another 1L starter and still have enough head room. Probably cold crashed the yeast when it was in the freezer initially. The probe/thermowell went into the glass carboy, which contained beer at 60-70°F. The chiller came on strong for a long time. The smaller volume vessels in there got colder faster than the large carboy. I pulled the yeast out, let the wort cool some more, then went ahead with the pitch. The corny did just fit the 1L starter, but there was almost zero headspace left. I installed blow off tubes on all 3 fermenters. 60 hour lag time.