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Amber Bitter European Lager - Altbier

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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 3455
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 2288
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 2271
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1815
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1780
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1664
Alt Bier northern German style
5.5 gal 5.07% 41.25 1.050 1.011
All Grain 1575
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1568
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 1437
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1295

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Awesome Recipe
20.8 L 4.91% 0 1.050 1.012
extract 0
Noels Alt
11.5 gal 7.26% 47.16 1.074 1.019
All Grain 7
Operation wort speed
6 gal 4.95% 35.4 1.049 1.011
All Grain 2
maybe an altbier
5 gal 5.52% 42.47 1.056 1.014
extract 11
Merymood Alt
15 L 4.98% 29.24 1.051 1.013
BIAB 11
Merymood Alt
15 L 4.98% 26.56 1.051 1.013
BIAB 11
Altbier 2021
24 L 4.91% 32.79 1.049 1.011
All Grain 9
copper ale
5.5 gal 0.63% 0 1.006 1.002
All Grain 19
Altbier 2021-01
43 L 5.08% 38.77 1.050 1.012
All Grain 23
Altbier
10 gal 5.52% 90.69 1.056 1.014
All Grain 20

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 139 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 34% 6% - 100%
German - Pilsner 117 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 8% - 99%
Munich Dark 20L 63 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 24% 2% - 100%
German - Carafa II 47 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 46 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - Vienna 40 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 22% 4% - 88%
German - CaraMunich I 37 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 8% 2% - 28%
German - Melanoidin 32 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Pilsner 30 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 55% 7% - 98%
German - CaraMunich III 28 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 6% 2% - 18%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 89 15 42% 5% - 100%
Spalt 65 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Tettnanger 65 4.5 37% 6% - 100%
Saaz 49 3.5 33% 10% - 100%
Perle 48 8.2 41% 7% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 34 3.75 30% 8% - 76%
Domestic Hallertau 22 3.9 36% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 17 4 40% 15% - 75%
Northern Brewer 16 7.8 45% 20% - 100%
Cascade 11 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 - 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%
German - CaraMunich II 2 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 100% 100% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
Munich 2 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 27% 10% - 44%
German - Pilsner 2 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 36% 35% - 37%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 60% - 100%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 45% 13% - 77%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 60 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 38 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 38 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 32 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 15 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 14 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 11 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - G02 Kaiser 10 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 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
Gypsum 33 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 76%
Whirlfloc 33 Water Agt Boil 73% 2% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 24 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 57%
Irish Moss 13 Fining Boil 71% 24% - 100%
Lactic acid 12 Water Agt Mash 78% 26% - 100%
Epsom Salt 11 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 30%
Table Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 17%
Baking Soda 8 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 28%
Chalk 8 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 58%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 7 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 60%

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