Munich Helles - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Munich Helles - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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A big blond German Lager. Soft body with low to medium bitterness of 32 IBU and predominate malt flavor. We make it at the upper limits of gravity, according to style guidelines.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.052-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 5-6
  • IBUs: 30-32
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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ABCD and I haven't brewed any German beer yet this season.
Michael H on Aug 31, 2022
Combo kit
Tom m on Aug 29, 2022
ABCD and I haven't brewed any German beer yet this season.
Michael H on Aug 31, 2022
Need to brew for Oktoberfest
Antonio Belton on Aug 30, 2022
Combo kit
Tom m on Aug 29, 2022
Deal of the week
David U on Aug 27, 2022
I want to brew german favorite beers
Kenneth D on Aug 9, 2022
James W on May 11, 2022
Birthday present for my brother. He wanted something lighter that he could mix with fruit, etc.
Philip B on Mar 25, 2022
I can lager now
Levi Stephen K on Jan 22, 2022
Never brewed this style beer before
James O on Oct 23, 2021
A gret Extract Kit, not trying the all grain!
JAMES V on Feb 15, 2021
Something refreshing for the spring. Using winter to lager this
Joe S on Jan 12, 2021
Wanted an easy to drink beer that would please the whole family.
Valued C on Aug 1, 2020
To drink beer
Nick B on Mar 9, 2019
Morebeer Kits have always been excellent for me, got lazy so got this one.
J Michael E on Jul 13, 2018
Lager Time
Barry A on Jun 26, 2018
wife like lighter beer
mike a m on Jan 26, 2018
Need to brew for Oktoberfest
Antonio Belton on Aug 30, 2022
Deal of the week
David U on Aug 27, 2022
What is a good fermenting temperature for this beer?
Matthew Mackey on Dec 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 50-52 As your primary fermentation draws to a close, plan on a two-day diacetyl rest (or longer) to allow the yeast to do their work at the mid 60s

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Rated 5 out of 5
Munich Helles
I can't rate the beer yet. It's still in the fermenter, but delivery was fast and the packaging was outstanding.
March 18, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Crispy and Refreshing
I was torn between giving this 4 or 5 stars, mainly because I love how this beer turned out so much, but after researching Munich Helles this is not a 100% accurate representation of the style. Taste = 5/5 stars (which is most important) but I understand from 80 classic styles (Jamil Z.) there is to be 0% crystal malt in this style. Also the O.G. is outside of style guideline (too high beer smith 2). I'm also 100% sure I could not tell the difference in a blind test, and will drink every drop out of my keg.

My numbers: O.G. 1.052 (I had low eff. 65% due to my grinder settings, I think more beer is assumes 70%)
F.G.: 1.013
Yeast: 2 packs Wyeast 2124 into 2L starter, fermented at 52F for about 6 days then raised 2F per day to 70F, moved to keg and put on gas at 36F for 2 months

March 28, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Lager
This is a great lager! Very good malt flavor with bitter hops in the after taste. I made it with Saflager 23 and it has just a hint of banana in the aroma.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
My first lager and it will be a do againer!
My first lager and it was very good. I tried to speed things up for a competition and it showed on my scores for this beer. However the beer just got better and better with time and I know it would have won an award if I would have let it lager properly. Everyone that had this beer loved the flavor and kept going back. I am not that much of a lager fan (read Budweiser, Coors, Miller, etc.) but I too loved the flavor.

Yes it is true, the yeast is not included with the kit. It never has been! The options are at the bottom of the page when you pick the beer. I thought this recipe deserved better than 3 stars just because someone can't read that yeast is not included.
October 16, 2014