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!