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ohiobrewtus 04-08-2009 05:12 PM

Northern German Altbier
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Recipe: Klaiberhaus Northern German Altbier
Brewer: HopHed Brewhaus
Asst Brewer:
Style: Northern German Altbier
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)
Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.87 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 15.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pilsner (Briess) (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.11 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 17.78 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.89 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.22 %
1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 38.1 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Dusseldorf Alt Yeast (White Labs #WLP036) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Decoction Mash, Single
Total Grain Weight: 11.25 lb
Decoction Mash, Single
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
35 min Protein Rest Add 4.50 gal of water at 127.7 F 122.0 F
45 min Saccharification Decoct 1.97 gal of mash and boil it 155.0 F
10 min Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F

Mild pils sweetness in the nose and typical Alt ester profile. Mostly balanced (maybe leaning a bit towards bitter) with a nice pils malt base and hints of caramel sweetness and spicy hops.

kunstler 11-23-2009 06:59 PM

Kinda a dead thread, but any recent news on this recipe? any changes to be made? authentic or not?

ohiobrewtus 11-24-2009 03:27 PM

I thought that this beer turned out very well. I haven't had any commercial examples of he style that I can compare it to though.

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