Munich Helles - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Munich Helles - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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A big blond German Lager. Soft body with low to medium bitterness of about 32 IBU and predominate malt flavor. We make it at the upper limits of gravity, according to style guidelines, with 8 lbs of malt extract. The malt for this kit is made entirely from German Pilsner Malt, giving it that classic pilsner flavor.

  • 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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



ABV %5
Beer StyleLager
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range46-54
Brewing MethodExtract
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I have used this kit before
Jeffrey B on Sep 18, 2021
charles s on Aug 3, 2021
I have used this kit before
Jeffrey B on Sep 18, 2021
Had the beer in Germany and liked it
Brian S on Aug 16, 2021
charles s on Aug 3, 2021
Good experience and one of my favorites
William H on Apr 9, 2021
Have not made a Helles in a while
Robin Krause on Jan 10, 2021
give it a try
Michael C on Dec 3, 2020
like munich pilsner, neeed to check
Vitaliy K on Dec 1, 2020
We made it before and loved it
Alan M on Nov 9, 2020
Gift request
Elizabeth N on Nov 7, 2020
I want to make a good bayerisches hellbier
JAMES V on Nov 3, 2020
Wanted to make one kit before Xmas.
Kevin L on Oct 22, 2020
Have made previously with excellent resutls
William H on Aug 12, 2020
To brew a little batch more easily.
Tatiana De F on Apr 15, 2020
Lighter easier drinking for summer
Mike M on Apr 14, 2020
I have made this before now one of my favorites
William H on Jul 26, 2019
Great light Spring Beer
Jeffery S. R on Apr 9, 2019
trying something new
Larry Akers on Nov 17, 2018
Sound like a typical German beer
Gary Perry on Nov 17, 2018
Good starting ingredients that I will modify to make a German lager with my own recipe
Andrew Pohlman on Jul 3, 2018
we just converted a freezer into a cooler and decided to give a lager a try
John B on May 18, 2018
Looked interesting and wanted to give German beers a shot
Scott C on Mar 27, 2018
As a yeast builder for a 10 gallon Doppelbock
Daniel F on Mar 26, 2018
Nice Lawn mower beer.
Adam Reynolds on Mar 16, 2018
Had the beer in Germany and liked it
Brian S on Aug 16, 2021
Good experience and one of my favorites
William H on Apr 9, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
I usually make this kit for a few of my friends that don't like anything fancy or flavorful. Just a basic easy drinking beer. Excellent choice for the masses.
March 23, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Very good first lager
I've always liked this style of lager so no wonder I dove in with this as my first attempt to make a lager and it turned out just perfectly. After sorting out the plentiful directions and how that pertained to monitoring my keezer I had no problems. Just requires a lot more patience than brewing an ale, but what a great result.