Altbier Recipe - Nussdorf St Thomas

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Nussdorf St Thomas

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All Grain
24 Liter(s)
27 Liter(s)
60 min
75%
https://winning-homebrew.com/dusseldorf-altbier.html It’s very important that you use an altbier yeast if you want to get these defining characteristics. Mash at a low temperature, around 149-150°F (65-66°C) to get a very fermentable wort. Ferment cool, at around 60°F (16°C) and allow for at least a month of cold lagering to mellow the beer and allow the yeast to consume the unwanted byproducts of fermentation. Since the beer ferments so well and attenuates fully, to get the touch of residual sweetness that is appropriate in this beer, you can use a Crystal or Caramel malt which will leave some sweetness and body in the finished beer. Caramunich is a good choice, but keep the percentage low, at around 5% so it doesn’t seem too sweet. There is nothing you can do about residual brewing sugars left that are unfermentable. No amount of lagering will reduce them, so err on the low side for your crystal malt addition.

Fermentables

48% - Munich Light - DE
2.5565
37
6
Mash
39% - Vienna - DE
2.0868
37
4
Mash
3% - CaraMunich II - DE
0.1459
34
46
Mash
3% - CaraAroma - DE
0.14
35
130
Mash
7% - Table Sugar - Sucrose - US
0.3653
46
10
Mash

Hops

Saaz
36
Pellet
Boil
90 min(s)
2.8
11.2
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
33
Pellet
Boil
90 min(s)
4.5
16.5
Saaz
15
Pellet
Boil
15 min(s)
2.8
2.2

Yeast

White Labs German Ale/Kölsch WLP029
75%

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Mash Steps

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Special Instructions

1.
It’s very important that you use an altbier yeast if you want to get these defining characteristics. Mash at a low
2.
temperature, around 149-150°F (65-66°C) to get a very fermentable wort. Ferment cool, at around 16°C
3.
and allow for at least a month of cold lagering to mellow the beer and allow the yeast to consume the
4.
unwanted byproducts of fermentation. Since the beer ferments so well and attenuates fully, to get the touch of
5.
residual sweetness that is appropriate in this beer, you can use a Crystal or Caramel malt which will leave
6.
some sweetness and body in the finished beer. Caramunich is a good choice, but keep the percentage low, at
7.
around 5% so it doesn’t seem too sweet. There is nothing you can do about residual brewing sugars left that
8.
are unfermentable. No amount of lagering will reduce them, so err on the low side for your crystal malt addition.

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Recipe Facts

Nussdorf St Thomas
Altbier
  • 24.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 27.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.052 OG
  • 1.013 FG
  • 29.9 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.58 BG:GU
  • 11.0° SRM Color
  • 75% Efficiency
  • 5.0% ABV Alcohol
  • 173 per 12oz Calories
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