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Pale Bitter European Beer - German Leichtbier

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Top 10 German Leichtbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
05A1. German Leichtbier
5.5 gal 3.18% 20.11 1.034 1.009
All Grain 1489
German Lite
5.5 gal 3.2% 12.77 1.032 1.008
Partial Mash 1102
SchuBrew Leichtbier
5 gal 3.58% 18.47 1.033 1.006
BIAB 1086
Gulating Kølsch
25 L 5.81% 16.89 1.054 1.010
All Grain 1072
Kölsch
25 L 4.98% 24.58 1.049 1.011
All Grain 1000
Session Oat IPA
5.5 gal 4.23% 39.15 1.042 1.009
All Grain 907
Spiced Pumpkin Ale
6 gal 4.78% 32.04 1.048 1.012
All Grain 822
Pilsner
42 L 5.55% 39.83 1.056 1.014
All Grain 742
Batch #24
25 L 5.28% 81.05 1.053 1.013
BIAB 726
Rising sun
3.5 gal 3.37% 12.49 1.033 1.008
BIAB 721

Newest German Leichtbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Test
50 L 5.07% 25.34 1.050 1.012
All Grain 5
Mish mash
12 L 4.6% 26.5 1.047 1.012
extract 6
NY IPA
5 gal 7.55% 29.25 1.075 1.018
All Grain 15
Kolsch
2.75 gal 3.62% 28.5 1.034 1.006
All Grain 15
Leftover Leichtbier
1 gal 3.28% 28.1 1.032 1.007
BIAB 27
Cerveza 2
5.5 gal 12.63% 0 1.130 1.034
extract 30
Kolsch
5.5 gal 4.89% 25.6 1.050 1.012
extract 26
London BItter
6 gal 4.09% 34.83 1.039 1.008
All Grain 36
James’ English Mild
1 gal 3.88% 0 1.039 1.010
extract 30
munich beer
15 L 8.9% 43.17 1.075 1.008
All Grain 54

Fermentables Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
German - Pilsner 25 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 75% 26% - 100%
American - Pilsner 9 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 89% 58% - 100%
American - Pale 2-Row 9 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 78% 43% - 100%
German - Carapils 8 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 3% - 19%
German - Munich Light 8 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 29% 10% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 7 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 2% - 6%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 7 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 73% 10% - 100%
German - Wheat Malt 7 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 22% 3% - 61%
American - Vienna 7 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 22% 9% - 33%
German - Pale Ale 6 German Grain base malt 2.3°L
39 69% 34% - 100%

Hops Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 11 3.5 35% 13% - 80%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 10 3.75 44% 17% - 100%
Tettnanger 10 4.5 38% 10% - 67%
Cascade 9 7 45% 3% - 100%
Magnum 9 15 24% 11% - 40%
East Kent Goldings 7 5 30% 14% - 50%
Citra 6 11 20% 5% - 80%
Centennial 6 10 16% 3% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 6 3.9 50% 20% - 100%
Challenger 4 8.5 39% 18% - 78%

Steeping Grains Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 1 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 100% 100% - 100%
Orange 1 Fruit fruit 0°L
4.1 60% 60% - 60%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 1 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 40% 40% - 40%
American - Pale Ale 1 American Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 100% 100% - 100%
German - Munich Dark 1 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 100% 100% - 100%
American - Buckwheat Malt - Gluten Free 1 American Grain gluten-free malt 2°L
25 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 10 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 6 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 5 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 4 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 4 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 4 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 2 Wyeast Lager 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Abbey IV Ale Yeast WLP540 1 White Labs Ale High Medium 78% 66°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - G03 Dieter 1 Imperial Yeast German Ale Medium 75% 60°F 69°F

Other Ingredients Used In German Leichtbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 8 Water Agt Mash 44% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 6 Water Agt Boil 24% 0% - 50%
Whirlfloc 5 Water Agt Boil 55% 15% - 100%
Lactic acid 4 Water Agt Mash 96% 85% - 100%
Table Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 26%
Epsom Salt 2 Water Agt Mash 23% 10% - 36%
Chalk 2 Water Agt Mash 100% 100% - 100%
Irish Moss 1 Fining Mash 100% 100% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 1 Water Agt Sparge 49% 0% - 97%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 1 Water Agt Mash 1% 1% - 1%
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