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Lefty's German Altbier

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Brewer/Contributor: Brian Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 3.98 gal

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Lefty's German Altbier

Type: Extract

Date: 9/17/1996

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brian Smith
Boil Size: 3.98 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 45 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Sweet, malty aroma. Different, hard-to-describe taste. Good, but not great.


AmountItemType% or IBU
3.00 lbAmber Dry Extract (12.5 SRM)Dry Extract42.86 %
3.00 lbLight Dry Extract (8.0 SRM)Dry Extract42.86 %
0.75 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)Grain10.71 %
0.25 lbChocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)Grain3.57 %
2.00 ozMt. Hood [5.20 %] (45 min)Hops27.3 IBU
1.00 ozHallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (15 min)Hops5.7 IBU
1.00 tspIrish Moss (Boil 15.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsGerman Ale (Wyeast Labs #1007)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.29 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.34 %
Bitterness: 33.0 IBUCalories: 235 cal/pint
Est Color: 19.9 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: NoneTotal Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: -Grain Temperature: -
Sparge Temperature: -TunTemperature: -
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: -

Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Mash Notes: -

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 ozCarbonation Used: 3/4 cup
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


First batch to ever blow the top off the airlock! Had cut my hand woodcarving and had to get stitches, hence the name. Had to make the whole batch left-handed!

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