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Kriegster's Mayday Ale

Kriegster's Mayday Ale

Maibock/Helles Bock • All Grain • 10 gal


Maibock with ale yeast

March 22, 2014 at 01:47pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain10 gal)

  • 22 lbs Organic Pilsner; Great Western

    Organic Pilsner; Great Western

  • 1.5 lbs Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Aromatic Malt; Briess

    Golden rich color and a smooth malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Munich-style malt that will contribute an intensely malty flavor and aroma. • Use in any beer style for additional maltiness. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1.0 lbs Belgian Biscuit

    Belgian Biscuit

    Warm baked biscuit flavor and aroma. Increases body. Use in Belgian beers.

  • 1 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    Golden color and a candy like sweetness. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • Caramel 10L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.5 lbs Honey Malt

    Honey Malt

    Nutty honey flavor. For brown ales, Belgian wheats, bocks and many other styles.

  • 2 oz Tettnanger - 5.9 AA% whole; boiled 90 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • 1 oz Hallertau - 5.2 AA% pellets; boiled 20 min


    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • 1 oz Spalt Spalter - 3.8 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Spalt Spalter

    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • Wyeast 1056 American Ale™

    Wyeast 1056 American Ale™

    Used commercially for several classic American ales. This strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and dean, and is very well balanced.


Strike 68C for 1hr

Style (BJCP)

Category: 5 - Bock

Subcategory: A - Maibock/Helles Bock

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.067 1.064 - 1.072
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.011 - 1.018
Color: 11.4 SRM 6 - 11
Alcohol: 7.0% ABV 6.3% - 7.4%
Bitterness: 30.7 IBU 23 - 35



It's May!

2014-05-03 3:16pm

One of the best ales I've made. The yeast finished clean in the cold secondary. Plenty of body for a helles. Just the right hop balance. A bit out of style for a helles, but what I was looking for. Love the spalter finish.

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