Flanders Altbier

Altbier (German: old beer) is a style of beer brewed in the historical region of Westphalia and around the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. Its name comes from it being top-fermented, an older method than the bottom fermentation of other lagered beers.
Source: Wikipedia
Altbier Characteristics
ABV range: 4.3% – 5.5%
IBU range: 25 – 50
Color: Deep copper, Light amber
Hops: Tettnanger, Hallertauer Magnum, Spalt
Malt: Caramunich, Carafa special ii, Munich, Pilsner
Yeast: Ale

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 L 60 min 42.0 IBUs 25.7 EBC 1.052 1.012 5.3 %
Actuals 1.066 1.015 6.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Altbier 5 D 1.044 - 1.048 1.008 - 1.014 25 - 40 25 - 65 2.4 - 2.8 4.5 - 5 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Munich (Cargill) 660.1 g 53.92
Pilsner (2 Row) Ger 440 g 35.94
Caramunich Malt 124.1 g 10.13

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Perle 3.1 g 60 min Boil Pellet 7.8
Perle 6.1 g 30 min Boil Pellet 7.8
Hallertauer Hersbrucker 6.1 g 15 min Boil Pellet 4.3

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Nottingham (-) Danstar 75% 13.89°C - 21.11°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 66.67°C 60 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 14 days 16.67°C
Aging 30 days 18.33°C