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Amber Bitter European Lager - Altbier

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Long Trail Ale Clone
8.57 gal 4.61% 15.01 1.046 1.011
All Grain 2675
2020 Altbier rev1
21 L 4.97% 34.05 1.050 1.013
All Grain 2624
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 1970
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 1863
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1561
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1537
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1532
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1347
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 1213
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1207

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Sticke Alt
5.25 gal 6.74% 56.14 1.062 1.010
All Grain 6
CtrlALTDel
27 L 5.01% 42.75 1.047 1.009
All Grain 5
Schlösser Alt
5 gal 4.73% 63.81 1.050 1.014
extract 17
Zum Elburn Alt
5.5 gal 4.9% 46.21 1.044 1.006
All Grain 14
Red X Smash Altbier
12.5 gal 4.83% 25.92 1.046 1.009
BIAB 14
Kleinesbier Light Altbier
2.5 gal 4.3% 22.18 1.040 1.007
BIAB 14
Experimental Batch - #1
3 gal 6.23% 38.01 1.059 1.011
BIAB 44
Alt-Tab
3.8 L 4.64% 40.45 1.044 1.008
BIAB 29
COVID19 Alt
5.5 gal 5.36% 45.41 1.054 1.014
extract 38
Enderlein's Alt
2.75 gal 4.3% 45.43 1.044 1.011
All Grain 18

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 139 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 59% 8% - 99%
German - Munich Light 126 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 34% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 59 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 54 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - CaraMunich I 48 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 8% 1% - 40%
German - Vienna 46 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 22% 4% - 88%
German - Munich Dark 41 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 22% 5% - 100%
American - Pilsner 36 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 7% - 98%
German - Melanoidin 36 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Munich - Light 10L 35 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 32% 2% - 94%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 103 15 44% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 80 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Spalt 75 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Perle 59 8.2 38% 7% - 100%
Saaz 49 3.5 32% 10% - 79%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 42 3.75 31% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 24 3.9 35% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 24 4 37% 14% - 75%
Northern Brewer 18 7.8 46% 20% - 100%
Cascade 12 7 36% 17% - 83%

Steeping Grains Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 6 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 15% 4% - 33%
Belgian - Special B 4 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 44% 40% - 50%
German - Carafa III 3 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 9% 2% - 15%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 76% 29% - 100%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 46% 42% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 20% 14% - 25%
Belgian - Munich 2 Belgian Grain base malt 6°L
38 27% 10% - 44%
German - CaraFoam 2 German Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
37 55% 29% - 81%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 60% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 73 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 41 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 41 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 35 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 21 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 15 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 15 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - G02 Kaiser 11 Imperial Yeast German Ale Low 73% 55°F 65°F
White Labs - German Ale II WLP003 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 76.5% 65°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 7 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 40 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 76%
Whirlfloc 38 Water Agt Boil 74% 5% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 26 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 57%
Lactic acid 16 Water Agt Mash 73% 12% - 100%
Epsom Salt 15 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Irish Moss 14 Fining Boil 70% 24% - 100%
Baking Soda 14 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 28%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Chalk 11 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 58%
Table Salt 10 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 17%

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