For Whom the Helles Bells Tolls

Brew Method: All Grain

Style Name: Munich Helles

Boil Time: 60 min

Batch Size: 5.5 gallons

Boil Size: 6.2 gallons

Efficiency: 78% (brew house)


Original Gravity: 1.057

Final Gravity: 1.014

ABV: 5.59%

IBU: 20.22


9 lb - Weyermann Pilsner (80%)

1 lb - Weyermann Munich I (8.9%)

1 lb - Weyermann Vienna Malt (8.9%)

4 oz - Carapils (Briess) (2.2%)


1 oz - Tettnang (Tettnang Tettnager), Type: Pellet, AA: 3.7 Boil for 60 min

1 oz - Tettnang (Tettnang Tettnager), Type: Pellet, AA: 3.7, Boil for 20 min


Infusion, Temp: 154 F, Time: 90 min, Amount: 16.9 qt, Mash In


Fermentis / Safale - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70

Starter: No

Form: Dry

Fermentation Temp: 60 F


KEG: 12.5 PSI

CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes


This was the best beer I have brewed of the year! It was clear and crisp and everything I wanted it to be. This was also the first time I used the chest freezer as a fermentation chamber. I'm super happy with this beer and will definitely be brewing this again!

Appearance: Golden-yellow, fluffy white head.

Aroma: Malty sweetness, slightly spicy hop on the nose.

Flavor: Malt-forward with spicy hop character through out the sip. Crisp with a touch of malt sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, very smooth and crushable.