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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 3023
2020 Altbier final
21 L 5.08% 35.09 1.052 1.013
All Grain 2896
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 2064
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 1987
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1661
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1639
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1579
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1431
Alt Bier northern German style
5.5 gal 5.07% 41.25 1.050 1.011
All Grain 1318
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 1282

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Altbier Balmoral
20 L 5.59% 34.44 1.055 1.012
BIAB 2
Uncle Adolph's Altbier
1 gal 5.61% 38.52 1.053 1.010
extract 40
Up Creek
5.5 gal 5.82% 29.22 1.052 1.008
BIAB 2
Jerry's Nirvana (Late Apex)
5.5 gal 5.19% 49.32 1.050 1.010
All Grain 14
What's Happening Now- TABB Altbier
20.8 L 6.11% 28.91 1.057 1.011
BIAB 43
Candy Kaiser
23 L 4.57% 82.71 1.043 1.008
All Grain 6
Short & Stoddy Altbier
23 L 5.89% 30.22 1.053 1.008
All Grain 17
Düsseldorf Altbier
20.8 L 4.87% 30.23 1.048 1.011
All Grain 19
Awesome Recipe
5.9 gal 4.96% 17.89 1.050 1.013
All Grain 4
Mecca Alt
5.5 gal 6.4% 41.54 1.065 1.016
All Grain 13

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 147 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 8% - 99%
German - Munich Light 133 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 34% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 65 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 56 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - CaraMunich I 54 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 8% 1% - 40%
German - Vienna 50 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 22% 4% - 88%
German - Munich Dark 43 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 23% 5% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 39 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Pilsner 39 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 53% 7% - 98%
American - Munich - Light 10L 36 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 31% 2% - 94%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 112 15 44% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 88 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Spalt 76 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Perle 67 8.2 40% 7% - 100%
Saaz 54 3.5 34% 10% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 47 3.75 32% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 24 3.9 35% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 22 4 38% 14% - 75%
Northern Brewer 21 7.8 45% 20% - 100%
Cascade 14 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 - CaraMunich I 3 German Grain crystal malt 39°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 78% 33% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 2 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 26% 8% - 44%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
Belgian - Munich 2 Belgian Grain base malt 6°L
38 27% 10% - 44%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 60% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 21% 17% - 25%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 77 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 47 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 43 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 36 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 24 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 17 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 15 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Imperial Yeast - G02 Kaiser 11 Imperial Yeast German Ale Low 73% 55°F 65°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 8 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - German Ale II WLP003 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 76.5% 65°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 48 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 76%
Whirlfloc 42 Water Agt Boil 75% 5% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 26 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 57%
Lactic acid 18 Water Agt Mash 75% 12% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 17 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 16 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Irish Moss 15 Fining Boil 66% 11% - 100%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 28%
Chalk 11 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 58%
Phosphoric acid 10 Water Agt Mash 71% 0% - 100%

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