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Edel Helles

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Batch Size (gallons)3.5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Original Gravity1.050
Final Gravity1.012
ABV4.99% (basic)   /   4.98% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color4.6 SRM
Boil Time90 min

YeastWhite Labs WLP833 (German Bock Lager)

Pilsner (2 Row) German6 lbs85.7%2
Munich Malt, Light (Weyermann) 12 oz10.7%5.5
Melanoidin (Weyermann) 2.4 oz2.1%27
Acidulated (Weyermann) 1.6 oz1.4%1.8


DirectionsUse distilled or RO water and add 0.1 grams per liter of each gypsum and calcium chloride. This gives me 53.4 ppm calcium, 51 ppm chloride, and 59 ppm sulfate, with 0 ppm of all other minerals.

Mash at 2 quarts water per pound of grain.

Mash step schedule:

130 F for 15 minutes
145 F for 30 minutes
158 F for 45 minutes

Sparge with enough water to allow for a 90 minute boil; for my 3.5 gallon batch size, the pre-boil volume is approximately 5.4 gallons and the pre-boil gravity is approximately 1.037. Target a post-boil gravity of 1.050.

Pitch decanted 2 liter stir plate starter at 48 degrees F. Ferment at 50 degrees F for 1 week, let rise to 68 degrees F and hold for another week. Crash to 30 degrees F, keg with gelatin finings.

This all grain homebrew recipe was submitted by davy_g.