I'm going to make an altbier for the man who not only introduced me to good beer, but gave me most of his equipment to start brewing. So I want this altbier to be GREAT.
I'm going to use this recipe for a 1698 alt:
Batch size 5.5 gal
10# Rahr 2 row
.5# German wheat
1oz pearle 60 8%
1oz pearle 30 8%
Wyeast 1007 German ale
mash notes are single infusion, no mash out,
45min mash @ 158, after 30 min draw 2 gal & heat to boil, add back for remainder of mash.
Tis is my 5th AG batch and first altbier. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make this brew go really well? I'm unsure about the 2 gal decoction...it would be my first. On my system it takes about 10 min for a 2 gal boil, so the wort would be added just for 5 min before mash out.
Im just a little anxious and want this beer to be as good as it can be. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.