Altbier - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Altbier - Extract 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. This beer can be 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 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, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Please Note: the recommended yeast found on your kit's included recipe sheet may not match the recommendations on this page. The correct yeast recommendations are found above, as well as the add-on drop down menu.

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME




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 MethodExtract
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Made it before and liked it
Noel C on Sep 22, 2020
one of my favorites
Wes B on Oct 26, 2018
Made it before and liked it
Noel C on Sep 22, 2020
i like it
James M on Apr 8, 2020
one of my favorites
Wes B on Oct 26, 2018
alt is good
Bryan B on Mar 24, 2018
Made it before. Like the bitterness
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
i like it
James M on Apr 8, 2020
alt is good
Bryan B on Mar 24, 2018
My OG was 1.060. After 2.5 weeks the gravity is 1.026 Is that normal? Should I leave it longer or should I add something to get the FG lower?
Tyrone Anderson on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My batch started at 1.053 and bottomed out at 1.015 after 3 days. I left it at room temperature for another 3 days then moved it the garage to lager at 50 degrees for an additional 3 weeks. Turned out really nice. Good luck!

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Really Good!
This was one of the best that I have made.
March 27, 2020
7 months ago
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
over 2 years 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