German Alt All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Alt refers to an old-school, top-fermented style of brewing ale rather than a relatively modern bottom-fermented lager. Altbier is especially associated with the city of Dusseldorf. Alts are a bit difficult to explain to the uninitiated - kind of like a hoppy Oktoberfest? A very malty pale ale? You'll just have to try a glass of coppery-brown, rich, caramelly, and bitter ale to get the idea.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This was my first time doing a multi-step mash. I used my insulated cooler mash tun- rookie mistake, (but it turned out great). I ended up filling my tun to the brim with water trying to heat up the mash at each step. I gave up on that and drained the liquid (pre-wort?) from the tun back into my kettle to get it to temp at each step. It was a totally bootleg operation. My next investment will be a bigger, better kettle and burner so I can brew this again (with ease) over the flame.
The beer itself is amazing; very crisp and refreshing, but complex. I love Alt beers, and this was seriously one of the best I've ever had.
Very good. Ordered all grain by my mistake, so first time. I put the grain in a knit bag and brewed as usual, but in an extra large kettle. I also used Belgium crystal sugar for bottling. Very good beer
Easy to brew. Waiting for October.
I was concerned about the ibus on this one so i left off some of the bittering hop addition. In hindsight should have added all of it. Nice earthy hop flavor.
Nice recipe with the Munich malts. Hopping just right. Different than APA. Just what I wanted.