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Alt Rick Altbier

153 calories 14.8 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Düsseldorf Altbier
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 22 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 26 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.042 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Rick Gilbert
Calories: 153 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 14.8 g (Per 330ml)
Created Tuesday June 16th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
3.80 kg German - Munich Light3.8 kg Munich Light 37 6 75.1%
1 kg German - Pilsner1 kg Pilsner 38 1.6 19.8%
0.26 kg United Kingdom - Wheat0.26 kg Wheat 37 2 5.1%
5.06 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
68 g Halertau Mf68 g Halertau Mf Hops Pellet 2.9 Boil 60 min 24.38 59.6%
13 g Norther Brewer13 g Norther Brewer Hops Pellet 9.6 Boil 60 min 15.43 11.4%
33 g Halertau Mf33 g Halertau Mf Hops Pellet 2.9 Boil 0 min 28.9%
114 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
10 L Protien Rest Infusion 50 °C 30 min
5 L Beta Rest Infusion 64 °C 30 min
5 L Alpha Rest Herms running Infusion 69 °C 30 min
40 L Flood Sparge Sparge 76 °C 20 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2 L/kg
Wyeast - German Ale 1007
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
13 - 20 °C
Fermentation Temp:
16 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 95 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Düsseldorf (Altbier)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
90 12 45 82 65 223
6g Gypsum, 5g Calcium Chloride, 3g Baking Soda
Target mash PH 5.40 add 3.1g citric acid
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Use a 2 step starter to get from 34B to 400B yeast cells to pitch
1L with 114g DME, 3L more with 342g DME

Ferment low at 16c
After Gravity 1.014 rack to 2nd fermenter and drop temp 1c per day for 12 more days. Add gelatine after a week in 2nd fermentor
Rack to keg and lager for 2 more weeks low carb pressure .85 atmos. Bottle with 24g dextrose for 4.5L

Could use all Munich malt but have added pilsner malt for a drier taste, the wheat malt for a creamier head. Boil for 30-50 mins before adding hops to get a little more colour than predicted

Didn't have any Spalt handy so used Hallertau Mf instead. The Northern brewer is to get IBU's up without too much hop material in boil

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  • Last Updated: 2015-06-18 04:38 UTC
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