Bock This! helles bock homebrew recipe

This is another favorite homebrew recipe of mine – a good helles bock.. This is great beer for fall evenings after a day of hard work. Helles bock

Helles means pale, and unlike traditional bock, this bock takes more of its flavor profile from pale malt instead of Vienna or Munich malt.

Bock is also a tax category in many countries to distinguish “high alcohol” beers from the more common beer most people drink.

This helles bock has a medium-full body and a rich malt backbone that is softened by the use of the bittering hops. This is a malt forward beer, like most German beers, and hops should only be used to offset excessive sweetness.

If you like to homebrew and have access to a good temperature controlled fermentation area, try to make some homebrew lager! This needs to ferment at 50° F and needs a diacetyl rest at 60° F for a day or so.

Enjoy and make sure you leave any comments below, Happy Homebrewing!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 24.2 IBUs 8.4 SRM 1.067 SG 1.020 SG 6.2 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Mailbock/Helles Bock 5 A 1.064 - 1.072 1.011 - 1.018 23 - 35 6 - 11 2.2 - 2.7 6.3 - 7.4 %


Name Amount %
Munich Malt 7 lbs 53.85
Pilsner (2 Row) Ger 6 lbs 46.15


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Magnum 1 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 8
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