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Alt Beer - All Grain

Alt Beer - All Grain

Northern German Altbier • All Grain • 5 gal


This ale has a deep amber color. This “old style” is remarkably different than most ales because of the clean malt flavor and aroma with only a strong hop bitterness in the finish for an accent.

May 24, 2003 at 02:51pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 10 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs German Dark Crystal

    German Dark Crystal

  • .25 lbs Roasted Barley

    Roasted Barley

    Sweet, grainy, coffee flavor and a red to deep brown color. For porters and stouts.

  • .2 lbs American Chocolate Malt

    American Chocolate Malt

    Use in all types to adjust color and add nutty, toasted flavor. Chocolate flavor.

  • 1.25 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 90 min


    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kölsch

    White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kölsch

    From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age a

Style (BJCP)

Category: 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer

Subcategory: A - Northern German Altbier

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.056 1.046 - 1.054
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 20.1 SRM 13 - 19
Alcohol: 5.0% ABV 4.5% - 5.2%
Bitterness: 30.0 IBU 25 - 40


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