I decided to brew another Dusseldorf Altbier based on judging results from the Brew Hut Homebrew Competition. My ALTer Ego won a Silver medal and was noted that it needed more malt aroma and flavor as well as requiring German Noble hops. I did use Hallertau, but the judges thought they were a Nor-Cal variety. So, I tweaked the maltbill and will use German Spaltz hops, which are the true variety normally used for Altbier. Since I increased the flavor profile of the maltbill, I also increased the IBU's from 36 to 40. I'm mashing as we speak and the results will follow!