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Rough draft of a recipe
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:50:10 PM »
I am formulating a recipe for an altbier. How does this look so far?

5lbs Munich 10L
3 lbs 2 row
.5 lb Caramunich II
.5 lb aromatic malt
2 oz black patent
1 oz of hops around 7.5 percent for bittering

I am thinking about eliminating a half a pound of 2 row and replacing it with half a pound of white wheat.
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Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 09:52:11 PM »
The main thing that is out of place here is the black patent. You need to go with a huskless malt such as carafa special II or III.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 09:54:46 PM by majorvices »
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 05:59:19 AM »
I think it would taste better with pilsner malt instead of just 2-row.
How many IBU's is one ounce of 7.5 aa hops?  Are you sure that's enough?
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 06:07:26 AM »
I don't have any pilsner malt. And brew target says it will be balanced with this amount.
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 07:29:14 AM »
IBU/GU ratio is 0.53 I still don't understand this ratio yet. I would love to know where cloying ends, balanced begins, balanced ends, slightly hoppy begins etc. For now I just take Brewtarget's word for it. IBUs are 27.1
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 08:20:49 AM »
For my tastes in alt, I'd double the bittering.  But I'm a fan of Zum Uerige, which is a pretty bitter alt.  I'd also drop the aromatic and maybe the caramunich, or cut the caramunich in half.  Use 1 oz. of roasted barley for color rather than black patent.  Carafa or Sinamar would be better choices for color, IMO.
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 08:35:44 AM »
IBU range on Dusseldorf Alt is 35-50, OG range is 1.046-1.054. Even at the upper limit of OG for the style and lower limit of IBU, you're looking at an 0.65 BU:GU ratio. In reality, I'd really say 0.75 is a good low end to start at, and you can go to 1.0 or higher for a BU:GU ratio for this style. But I'm a Uerige fan as well  ;D  Doppelsticke is probably my favorite non-US/UK brew.
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Re: Rough draft of a recipe
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 07:31:42 AM »
I tried this beer and it tasted like an Octoberfest. So I bought a 6er of Sam Adams Octoberfest and tasted them side by side. I honestly cannot taste a difference. Color is identical but mine is a bit cloudy. Mine pours with a better head.
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