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Monday, December 31, 2012

Dusseldorf Altbier, "ALT"er Ego

Hi all!  To start the new year off, I will be brewing a Dusseldorf Altbier.  This style is one of my favorites!  I love the big malty backbone with the moderate hop bitterness which for me makes quite the quaffable brew.  The lower alcohol content (4.5-5.2%) is great if you want to have more than one! 
My mashbill consists of German malts from Weyermann Malting as follows:  Munich Type II, Pilsner, Dark Wheat Malt, and CaraAroma.  My hops selection is German Magnum and Hallertauer.  I'm opting for Fermentis Safale US-05 yeast, which attenuates fairly high for a drier, crisp and clean finish, letting the maltiness come through.
Brew day is scheduled for January 2, 2013!  I'll keep you posted!

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