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Altbier - Extract Beer Kit

Altbier - Extract Beer Kit

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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. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP036 - White Labs Dusseldorf Alt
WY1007 - Wyeast German Ale
WY2565 - Wyeast Kolsch
GY021 - GigaYeast Kolsch Bier
DY33 - Fermentis Safale K-97

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.



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Item # KIT280
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 11 LBS
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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one of my favorites
Wes B on Oct 26, 2018
Made it before. Like the bitterness
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
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
alt is good
Bryan B on Mar 24, 2018

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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