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Dusseldorf Alt Bier by Ryan Barto (All Grain Kit)

Dusseldorf Alt Bier by Ryan Barto (All Grain Kit)

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"Ever since the first alt bier hit my lips I've been hooked on this style! Germany has alot more to offer than just their lagers and this is a great example!" Ryan recommends a step mash. He likes to dough-in at 130F for a 15 minute Protein Rest, and then raise to sacharification rest of 154F for 60 minutes before mashing out at 168F. He likes a 45-60 minute sparge with 170F liquor. Ryan also recommends a 90 minute boil for this style, so hold off on those hops until you are 30 minutes into boil. You may need to collect more wort than you normally would to compensate for the additional boil-off. Ferment at 62-64 for 2 weeks in primary, and lager or 4-8 weeks at 40F if you can keep your hands off it for that long. Prost!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.052 - 1.056
SRM (Color Range: 15
IBU's: 34-38 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP029 - White Labs German Kolsch
WLP036 - White Labs Dusseldorf Alt
WY1007 - Wyeast German Ale
WY2565 - Wyeast Kolsch
GY021 - GigaYeast Kolsch Bier
IYG02 - Imperial Kaiser
IYG03 - Imperial Deiter

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
ABV %5
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range55-63
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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3rd time making it
Making it for my third time because it was requested by family who had it at Christmas. A real crowd pleaser. Not too light to insult dark beer drinkers, not to dark to insult light beer drinkers, malty with slight sweetness and a crisp mineral bitterness. German enough to please german beer people, and close enough to an amber to keep those people happy too. Highly complimented by my brother in law who has been to Germany three times and lived in the UK for several years.
January 30, 2019
over 2 years ago
Wife loves it, good as a lager or ale
I rarely lager but I've done both with this beer. Both came out quite good. But I'll stick to ale.
May 31, 2015
My first lager
Brewed this baby for the first lager I ever made. To this day, I still have people (German friends, even!) tell me it was the best altbier they'd ever had.
May 28, 2013