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Altbier - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT280
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(Makes 5 gallons) German for "old ale", Altbiers are a German version of Brown Ale. A malty beer with a firm bitterness. The yeast, Whitelabs WLP011 European, does not produce many esters so the style is low in fruitiness for an Ale. This is further enhanced by cold aging for a month or two. It is rare to find a good commercial example of Altbier in the U.S. The malt extract for this kit is made entirely from German Pilsner Malt, giving it that classic European flavor.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-54
SRM (Color Range: 16
IBU's: 29-31 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP011 - White Labs European Ale
WLP570 - White Labs Belgian Golden Ale
WY1388 - Wyeast Belgian Strong Ale
GY048 - GigaYeast Golden Pear Belgian Ale 
 

Item # KIT280
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 11LBS
ABV %5
IBU28
SRM16
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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alt is good
Bryan B on Mar 24, 2018
alt is good
Bryan B on Mar 24, 2018
Made it before. Like the bitterness
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
Made it before. Like the bitterness
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
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Great flavor
This kit has a great flavor, with a moderate hoppy finish. However the color came out quite a bit darker than expected.
February 8, 2018
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4 months ago
very good
very good alt, sweet and malty, with some carmel and toffee at the end. Has a little too much grapefruit, might try either reducing the Perle hops and replacing with a Saaz or Northern. Otherwise true to the style (a personal favorite).
January 13, 2013