Gold Medal Helles "GMH" (1 ratings)

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Submitted By: NorsemenRugby58 (Shared)
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Brewer: CJL
Batch Size: 10.50 galStyle: Munich Helles ( 1D)
Boil Size: 12.14 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 3.4 SRMEquipment: Braumeister 50L
Bitterness: 22.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.050 (12.4° P)Mash Profile: Cream Ale
Est FG: 1.011 SG (2.7° P)Fermentation: Cream Ale
ABV: 5.2%Taste Rating: 36.5

Amount Name Type #
15 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
3 lbs 4.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
1.00 oz Perle [9.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.00 oz Perle [9.0%] - Boil 10 min Hops 4
0.50 oz Tettnang [6.0%] - Boil 0 min Hops 5


Mash Schedule: Acid rest until 5.4 mash pH has been achieved Protein Rest=30minutes at 50C Beta Rest=15minutes at 63C Alpha Rest=15minutes at 69C Mashout at 77C Primary Fermentation at 48F for 7 +or- 2days Rack the beer as soon as fermentation is 90% complete (don't know how we'll figure this out) Once racked to secondary, drop the temperature of the beer by 2F per day until lagering temp is reached (38F) So if primary finishes on a monday, set the temperature for 46F until Tuesday at a certain time, say 6pm. Then 44F for Wednesday, 42F Thursday, 40F Friday, then finally 38F Saturday which is the day lagering will officially "begin". Lagering 4 weeks. This beer won the Gold Medal at the New England Regional Home Brew Competition in the Light Lager Category.