Munich Helles by Jonathan Plise (All Grain Kit)

Munich Helles by Jonathan Plise (All Grain Kit)

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Jonathan Plise has been making beer since the year 2000 - his first batch being a porter that was less than drinkable. He then spent the next few years researching and developing his recipes, fermentation regimen, and sanitation - Jonathan's most dramatic improvements came when he learned about oxygen and yeast starters. In 2006 he was awarded California Homebrewer of the Year sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Jonathan's Munich Helles is rich and complex. The malt is upfront and smooth, while being anchored by the low hop additions. He has won 9 awards with this recipe, including one Best of Show and a Gold at the NHC in 2005. Jonathan recommends White Labs WLP833 German Bock Yeast.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.048-52
SRM (Color Range: 4
IBU's: 13-17 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.7%

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ABV %4.7
Beer StyleLager
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range46-54
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Wanted a light beer
Jason N on Dec 1, 2020
I know the person that made this kit. He's very hansom.
Jonathan P on Mar 27, 2020
Wanted a light beer
Jason N on Dec 1, 2020
wanted to brew a lager
Brandon H on Oct 6, 2020
I know the person that made this kit. He's very hansom.
Jonathan P on Mar 27, 2020
Looks good
Bill Black on Feb 10, 2020
i wanted a helles and the reviews were good
Edward C on May 3, 2019
Brewed before and it turned out great.
Kevin Johnson on Mar 1, 2019
It's a great lager!
Don R on Dec 1, 2018
I love this kit! Made it many times. A great summer beer.
John E. D. Larkin on May 22, 2018
wanted to brew a lager
Brandon H on Oct 6, 2020
Looks good
Bill Black on Feb 10, 2020
Hello, I want to brew 10 gallons. I will buy 2 kits, can I cook them at the same time? Following the same instructions as of 5 gallons??
Miguel Garcia Rojas (100) on Oct 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello. That is exactly how you do it! You combine all of the ingredients and add them at the same time as the instructions say. All of the cooking times are still exactly the same too. It may take you longer to heat up the bigger volume, but still you will boil the wort for the same time that the instructions say. Hope that helps. Cheers!

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Great Kit!
You will not be disappointed with this kit. I brewed it with Saflager 34/70 and it is perfect!
November 12, 2020
1 month ago
Nice recipe, clean, bright golden and smooth flavor, *****
February 1, 2020
10 months ago
A beautiful example of the style.
A crisp and refreshing lager that is beautifully golden in color. The recipe is full of flavor with a hint of sweetness. I made a 2-liter starter for a 5-gallon batch.
January 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Nice light lager with a brief, crisp/bright hit of sweetness on the back of the swallow. I used a 4 liter starter of wlp802 for a 10 gallon batch of all grain.
December 11, 2014
Clean crisp lager
This turned out beautifully, a crisp biscuitty lager with good style characteristics. I might add an extra half pound of Munich malt next time for myself, but was happy with the results.
November 3, 2014