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Old 04-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Münster Altbier

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP036
Yeast Starter: 2l
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: none
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.008
IBU: 38
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 7.1
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 62
Additional Fermentation: none
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 @ 62
Tasting Notes: see below

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Recipe: Klaiberhaus Münster Altbier
Brewer: HopHed Brewhaus
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Style: Specialty Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)
Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.65 gal
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 7.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 54.05 %
4.00 lb Wheat Malt (Briess) (2.0 SRM) Grain 43.24 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2.70 %
2.00 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 38.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Dusseldorf Alt Yeast (White Labs #WLP036) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Decoction Mash, Double
Total Grain Weight: 9.25 lb
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Decoction Mash, Double
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
35 min Protein Rest Add 4.63 gal of water at 126.6 F 122.0 F
20 min Saccharification Decoct 1.96 gal of mash and boil it 155.0 F
10 min Saccharification Decoct 1.22 gal of mash and boil it 168.0 F

This style can also be soured. I plan on doing a sour version of this next year - sort of a bigger version of a Berliner Weisse. Typical Alt ester profile, but much lighter in color and alcohol.

My batch exhibited a bit of what I can best describe as 'yeast bite', which I'm attributing to the fact that this was the 4th beer I did with the yeast derived from 1 vial of WLP036. Having said that, this is still a beer that I would certainly brew again.

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Did you ever make the sour version of this beer. I want to make something similar to this but was going to use lactobacillus and I'm afraid the IBU's are too high for a good lactic sourness to take hold. Reading the style guidlines for Altbier, I was surprised to see the Munster version can be soured, especially as I was saying before because of their significant bitterness.

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Did you ever make the sour version of this beer. I want to make something similar to this but was going to use lactobacillus and I'm afraid the IBU's are too high for a good lactic sourness to take hold. Reading the style guidlines for Altbier, I was surprised to see the Munster version can be soured, especially as I was saying before because of their significant bitterness.
This is an old thread but I am going to be attempting a munster altbier style in about 10 days, after I bottle what is currently in my fermentor. Anyway, I think I may blend a lactobacillus with a high attenuating ale yeast but I don't want the hops as low as most lactic beers. I don't think Munster Altbier is very sour anyway, it has a refreshing tartness but I wouldn't describe it as sour like a Berliner Weiss. Need to call Wyeast to get their take on how I intend to use it and what results I can expect with the IBU's in my recipe. Wondering if an Acidulated malt addition would work as well. So many questions.
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perhaps adding ~ .5 lb of acidulated malt would help if your lacto's having a hard time. also, adding in lacto after you rack may help

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