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Altbier - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Altbier - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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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. It is rare to find a good commercial example of Altbier in the U.S..

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 unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

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ABV %5
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Sam M on Jan 22, 2018
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Sam M on Jan 22, 2018

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Outstanding alt bier!
This comes out perfect! Nice bready roasty notes. Great mouth feel and head retention. Smooth and low enough ABV to be sessionable. Still drinking this after 2.5 months in the keg, and it tastes just as good, if not better. WIll make again. Good enough to become a house beer.
March 2, 2018
11 months ago
Great Alt Bier!
Its a different grist than what I have used for my past Alts. I've read that many breweries in Dusseldorf have different base malts for their alts so I wanted to try this version with a pilsner base. The past have been Munich as the base. The hops are a good combination but if I make it again I will try spalt throughout. I didn't know what to expect from a pound of crystal and 4oz of chocolate but it blends very well. Tastes pretty close to the ones I have had while in Dusseldorf. Mashed at 149. Fermented at 64 with 1007 for 4 weeks. Kegged and forced carbed to 2.4 vols over 2 weeks. Its a huge hit with everyone. They all comment on the smoothness. You wont regret brewing this beer!
July 24, 2014