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  • Alt of My Mind Ale

    This classic style Altbier is cold conditioned to reduce overall fruity esters. Slightly sweet with warm, rich malt tones, it finished crisp and dry.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Altbier

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Staff


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light LME Extract, LME
    1.5 lbs Bonlander® Munich Malt Kilned, Munich
    1 lb Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
    4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    0.75 oz Perle Hops (9% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    0.5 oz Spalt or Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 25 minutes
    0.5 oz Spalt or Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 5 minutes
    1 vial WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Add Irish Moss and finishing hops as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 72ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 10 days at 63-68ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 35 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.050

    Final Gravity: 1.014

    Alcohol by Weight: 3.8%

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%

    IBU: 36

    Color: 14-18 SRM