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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 4279
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 3023
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.2% 66.18 1.068 1.013
All Grain 2705
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 2306
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 2219
Alt Bier northern German style
5.5 gal 5.07% 41.25 1.050 1.011
All Grain 2162
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 2001
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 1859
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1855
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1546

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Munich Amber SMaSH
1 gal 5.11% 18.55 1.052 1.013
extract 1
LR&B Dusseldorf Alt_2022
19 gal 5.54% 45.93 1.056 1.014
All Grain 24
Sticke Ale
5.5 gal 6.11% 66.48 1.063 1.016
All Grain 22
Bisonhead
21.5 L 5.25% 40.45 1.052 1.012
All Grain 21
Altbier #1
5 gal 5.14% 57.27 1.051 1.012
All Grain 23
Düsseldorf
20 L 5.06% 39.33 1.048 1.009
BIAB 38
New Years Alt
57 L 4.99% 32.52 1.048 1.010
All Grain 20
ALT BIER
160 L 4.54% 35.59 1.046 1.012
extract 42
Altbier
22 L 4.76% 0 1.051 1.015
All Grain 36
German Alt
10 gal 4.62% 31.06 1.046 1.011
All Grain 28

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 164 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 34% 6% - 100%
German - Pilsner 137 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 8% - 99%
Munich Dark 20L 75 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 24% 2% - 100%
German - Carafa II 58 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 55 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - CaraMunich I 48 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 8% 2% - 40%
German - Vienna 45 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 21% 4% - 56%
American - Pilsner 42 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 7% - 98%
German - CaraMunich III 40 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 6% 2% - 18%
German - Melanoidin 37 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 109 15 44% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 84 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Spalt 78 4.5 39% 6% - 100%
Perle 59 8.2 39% 7% - 100%
Saaz 53 3.5 32% 10% - 79%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 50 3.75 34% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 24 3.9 38% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 23 4 39% 15% - 75%
Northern Brewer 19 7.8 44% 20% - 100%
Cascade 14 7 37% 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%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 2 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 26% 8% - 44%
Aromatic Malt 2 Grain specialty malt 20°L
35 33% 8% - 57%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 45% 13% - 77%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
German - Carafa I 2 German Grain roasted malt 340°L
32 17% 14% - 20%
Munich 2 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 27% 10% - 44%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 75 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 50 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 45 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 27 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 16 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 13 Imperial Yeast German Ale Low 73% 55°F 65°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 7 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°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 53 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 76%
Whirlfloc 45 Water Agt Boil 66% 1% - 100%
Lactic acid 26 Water Agt Mash 76% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 24 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 57%
Epsom Salt 20 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 16 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 67%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 36%
Irish Moss 14 Fining Boil 70% 24% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 12 Water Agt Mash 63% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 11 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 50%

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