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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 2128
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 1612
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1386
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1340
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1319
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 1287
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1154
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1070
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 1003
Uerige style Session IPA
15 L 4.81% 44.6 1.044 1.007
All Grain 934

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Todd's Alt
5 gal 3.5% 71.8 1.036 1.009
All Grain 0
Altbier Light
5.25 gal 3.59% 23.59 1.036 1.009
All Grain 5
Doug's Altbier
6 gal 4.73% 38.95 1.047 1.011
All Grain 8
Alt Durty Bastart
2 gal 5.42% 45.13 1.055 1.014
extract 27
Winter Double Alt
5.5 gal 6.66% 80.78 1.061 1.010
All Grain 23
Oldtown Amber Altbier
5.5 gal 4.61% 38.61 1.046 1.010
All Grain 17
Altbier
60 L 5.25% 28.8 1.049 1.010
All Grain 5
Rabbit Slayer Altb
5.5 gal 5.06% 36.94 1.050 1.011
All Grain 40
Mattoberfest Altbeer
5.5 gal 5.26% 40.6 1.051 1.011
All Grain 27
Green Green Green
45 L 5.17% 40.05 1.052 1.012
All Grain 29

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
German - Pilsner 124 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 8% - 99%
German - Munich Light 113 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 34% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 54 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 51 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 42 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 35 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Pilsner 33 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 55% 7% - 98%
German - CaraMunich III 30 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 97 15 44% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 73 4.5 36% 6% - 100%
Spalt 68 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Perle 54 8.2 40% 7% - 100%
Saaz 47 3.5 31% 10% - 79%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 39 3.75 31% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 23 3.9 36% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 22 4 37% 14% - 75%
Northern Brewer 18 7.8 44% 14% - 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 - 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%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 20% 14% - 25%
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%
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%
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 70 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 40 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 36 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 - American Ale Yeast US-05 18 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 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 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 - 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
Whirlfloc 35 Fining Boil 77% 12% - 100%
Gypsum 34 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 76%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 27 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 57%
Lactic acid 14 Water Agt Mash 71% 12% - 100%
Irish Moss 14 Fining Boil 70% 24% - 100%
Epsom Salt 13 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 33%
Baking Soda 12 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 28%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 67%
Table Salt 8 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 17%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 6 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%

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