True to Style Dusseldorf Altbier Recipe


Altbier (old beer) is a wonderfully complex beer that is brewed in Dusseldorf, Germany. Locals consume this magical beer by the thousands of barrels per year. In fact, it would take a brave person to ask for anything else but Altbier in Dusseldorf! Light copper to light brown, very clear from lagering, white to off white head with good retention makes this fairly bitter beer a unique standout. Having a malty, biscuit and/or light caramel flavor with a dry finish makes this a very special brew. So, enjoy a glass or two imagining your’re in the atstadt on a spring day enjoying a truly local German beer!

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TTS Dusseldorf Altbier (5 Gallon)

Grains / Additions
Hop Schedule
• 4 lbs Pilsen Malt
• 4 lbs Munich
• 1/2 lb CaraMunich III
• 1/2 lb Carapils
• 1oz Carafa I
• 60 min 1oz Spalt
• 30 min 1oz Spalt
• 0 min 1oz Spalt
By the NumbersOG: 1.049   FG: 1.010  ABV: 4.5%   IBUs 22

Mash Temp: 152°
Mash Time: 60 min
Boil Time: 60 min
Primary Ferm Temp: 65-68°

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