02 April 2024

Brewing Helles – the technological challenges

Brewed to perfection | For most consumers, it would seem logical that beer could simply be brewed by following a recipe. However, a glance at the typical characteristics of a Helles-style beer reveals very narrow limits on the variability regarding original gravity, bittering units, color and aroma. Similarly, the possibilities for creativity in recipe design also appear somewhat limited. Yet this is precisely what makes this beer style so fascinating, the quality of which is largely determined by the brewing technology – or rather the art of brewing.

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