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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 1997
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 1549
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1358
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1279
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1263
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 1185
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1117
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1038
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 963
Uerige style Session IPA
15 L 4.81% 44.6 1.044 1.007
All Grain 895

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Awesome Recipe
12 gal 5.63% 21.52 1.051 1.009
All Grain 1
Kraut Rock - Altbier
133 gal 4.92% 47.63 1.049 1.011
All Grain 7
AltBier
5.5 gal 4.04% 34.63 1.041 1.010
BIAB 8
German Alt (NB)
5.5 gal 5.37% 62.77 1.053 1.012
All Grain 8
German Altbier
5 gal 5.51% 44.02 1.052 1.010
BIAB 13
Brewhouse Altbier
675 gal 4.52% 0 1.050 1.016
All Grain 16
Autumn Altbier
3.25 gal 5.13% 31.76 1.047 1.008
All Grain 20
Altbier
5.5 gal 4.44% 44.24 1.044 1.010
BIAB 24
altbier
500 L 5.3% 0 1.054 1.013
All Grain 22
Alt-Fest
3 gal 5.11% 43.66 1.051 1.012
BIAB 19

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
German - Pilsner 121 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 57% 8% - 99%
German - Munich Light 111 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 34% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 53 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 49 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - Vienna 46 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 24% 4% - 92%
German - CaraMunich I 40 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 9% 2% - 64%
German - Munich Dark 39 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 23% 5% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 33 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Pilsner 31 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 7% - 98%
American - Munich - Light 10L 29 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 31% 7% - 94%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 97 15 44% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 68 4.5 35% 6% - 100%
Spalt 67 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Perle 49 8.2 40% 7% - 100%
Saaz 47 3.5 31% 10% - 79%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 38 3.75 30% 8% - 76%
Domestic Hallertau 23 3.9 36% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 21 4 38% 14% - 75%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 45% 20% - 100%
Cascade 10 7 34% 17% - 64%

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 3 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 46% 42% - 50%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 76% 29% - 100%
German - Carafa III 3 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 9% 2% - 15%
Belgian - Munich 2 Belgian Grain base malt 6°L
38 27% 10% - 44%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 45% 13% - 77%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 46% 42% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 60% - 100%
German - CaraAroma 2 German Grain crystal malt 130°L
34 20% 12% - 29%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 66 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 38 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 34 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 32 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 17 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 13 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Fermentis / Safale - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 10 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - G02 Kaiser 8 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 - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 6 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
Whirlfloc 31 Fining Boil 78% 12% - 100%
Gypsum 30 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 76%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 27 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 57%
Epsom Salt 13 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 33%
Irish Moss 13 Fining Boil 71% 24% - 100%
Lactic acid 12 Water Agt Mash 69% 12% - 100%
Baking Soda 11 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 28%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Sparge 17% 0% - 67%
Table Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 17%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Water Agt Boil 25% 0% - 50%

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