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Old 05-25-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Ollie Alt

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Im Fuchschen Brewery House Yeast
Batch Size (Gallons): 10
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 40
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 14
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10

Grain Bill:
15 lbs German Pilsner (88.2 %)
1 lbs Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) (5.9 %)
8.0 oz Acid Malt (3.0 SRM) (2.9 %)
8.0 oz Chocolate Wheat Malt (413.0 SRM) (2.9 %)
20.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash)

Hop Schedule
50g Magnum [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min - 28.8 IBUs
50g Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 30.0 min - 10.6 IBUs
I've been to Dusseldorf many times and drank all of the alts there. This one is very tasty and I think a great example.

On my last trip there I made friends with one of the brewers at Im Fuchschen, and he took me on an extended tour / drinking part of the basement brewery. I came home with yeast, with which I made this beer. I think any malt-forward yeast would work (i.e., english yeasts).

Here's some pics and video from my last trip there: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/dusseldorf-altbier-brewery-visit-fuchschen-pics-youtube-282538/

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Alt is one of the next two on my list...ingredients are en route. I'm brewing a recipe very similar to the Cowboy Alt in Brewing Classic Styles.

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Alt is one of the next two on my list...ingredients are en route. I'm brewing a recipe very similar to the Cowboy Alt in Brewing Classic Styles.
I might try that one myself. I was totally satisfied with my alt here, but I'll try one with munich next time. Although JZ uses munich, it wasn't on the grain bill at the brewery that I visited, and I was trying as much as possible to recreate that one.

So, did you brew your alt?
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PP, what were your water numbers after the addition of the gypsum? Looking to do an Alt soon and your recipe looks good.

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PP, what were your water numbers after the addition of the gypsum? Looking to do an Alt soon and your recipe looks good.
Water chemistry? I've never paid any attention. I usually add gypsum to hoppy beers, but honestly I don't know why. Water chemistry mostly remains a mystery for me; I do things by memory and not by understanding when it comes to that.
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