Excelsior Altbier

Excelsior beer

Excelsior Altbier

 

Preface 
I was looking for a seasonal beer to start brewing in January so i could have it ready by February. So thats when I came across the famous Altbier and got pumped up for brew day. 

 

Description/Ingredients
This traditional German Ale has some of the same characteristics as lager beer. This recipe is full bodied, bitter and is reddish-amber to brown in color. Secondary fermentation at cooler temperatures is recommended, but not necessary.

Origin of Style: USA
Color: Amber
Gravity Level: Medium 
SG: 1.042-1.046 FG: 1.014-1.018
Hop Rating (1-4): 3
  • Barley

    1. Base Malt: 7 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 2 lbs. Vienna
    2. Specialty Grains: 2 oz. Cara Red, 1 oz. Carafa I
  • Hops: 2 oz. Crystal, 1oz Hallertau
  • Yeast: Used Dry, but can use Wyeast German Ale 1007 or White Labs German Ale WL029

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About The Author

Alex Winkler

Since early highschool Alex has been tinkering with online projects. Now, Co-founder of Enzlo Inc, a software and web company that established itself by developing it’s own email marketing software, online selling platform, and subscription sites. - Instagram

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