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Helles Half Acre is a light, easy drinking Munich Helles style lager. A nice clean malt forward lager with a slightly bready taste and little to no hop character. This beer requires fermentation temperature control and cold lagering for 4 to 6 weeks. This is an advanced level kit.


Choosing the dry yeast option: Saflager W-34/70 will add 2 packs to your cart. This is the amount needed to ferment this beer successfully.


Yeast Bottle Caps and Priming Sugar not included

Additional Information

Kit Type All Grain
Beer Kit Makes 5 Gallons
Recipe & Instructions Click Here
Original Gravity 1.049
IBUs 19
Alcohol Content Medium: 4.0%-6.5%
Color Golden
Flavor Malty
Country of Origin German
Style Light Lager

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Customer Reviews

Amazing Review by matt
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I just tapped the keg on this beer this weekend and I can not believe how good the beer turned out. I have tried on three different occasions to brew a Helles each time they came out average and lacking something. This turned out having everything you could ask for in a good Helles. Highly recommended! (Posted on 9/24/2018)
Excellent Session Beer Review by matthew
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This kit makes a great lawnmower beer. It seems to fit style profile pretty well, so if you're looking to make an example of a Munich Helles, this one is a good choice. (Posted on 3/14/2017)
Good basic kit Review by Carl
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This was my first experience at buying a kit. I had invited a couple people over to show them what it took to make a home brew. I ordered this kit late at night and it was ready the next day for pickup. The kit price at this time is $15.95 and the price of the individual components (today) if bought separately is $14.28. A premium of $1.67 is not too bad to have the kit pulled together for you with no need to research a recipe, check for stock availability, grind the grist, etc..

When I picked up the kit the grain was well milled. The advertised O.G. of 1.054 compares favorably with a calculated 1.057 at 75%. Unfortunately, this was just my second all grain brew and my system and process is not very good and I get much less efficiency. I cannot blame any of this on the kit. The kit does say it is an advanced kit but the process directions are pretty simple with a single mash out temp.

Luckily, I had some pale Pilsen DME and I was able to use that to bring the O.G. up to spec. I will make sure to replace that so that I am ready for my next all grain batch. If you have any question about your brew house efficiency, I'd recommend picking up some extra malt for post mash adjustments. (Posted on 8/9/2016)

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