Export Helles – Munich Helles

Munich helles is a beer defined by a clean, malty profile. There are hints of floral noble hops, but they are definitely not bitter.

This homebrew beer recipe is advanced since it is all-grain, but for those of you looking for an advanced, and very tasty homebrew, this might be a good beer recipe for you.

This recipe features a double infusion mash to get a more authentic German flavor profile without the equipment needed for a full decoction mash. It is Reinheitsgebot compliant. Only barley, yeast, water and hops in this one.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 19.1 IBUs 3.6 SRM 1.046 SG 1.011 SG 4.5 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Munich Helles 1 D 1.045 - 1.051 1.008 - 1.012 16 - 22 3 - 5 2.3 - 2.7 4.7 - 5.4 %


Name Amount %
Carafoam (Weyermann) 1 lbs 12.5
Wheat Malt, Ger 1 lbs 12.5
Extra Light Dry Extract 6 lbs 75


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Tradition 0.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 6.5
Tradition 0.5 oz 30 min Boil Pellet 6.5


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Saflager Lager (W-34/70) DCL/Fermentis 75% 48°F - 59°F


Step Temperature Time
Mash In 150°F 75 min
Recipe Type
Experience Level