denny
https://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/brew-files-episode-43-old-secret

The Brew is Out There! 

On this week's episode, while last week we explored the new, this week we're taking a look at one of Denny's favorite "old" styles - Altbier. Come join as we try and explain exactly what makes an alt, an alt and how you can brew what we think is one of the best beers for the pending fall even if sometimes it's a secret.
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Pinto
Cheers Denny 👍 listening as we speak
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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AdrianDBW
Altbeir is next on my 'to brew' list, so we'll see if listening to this makes me change my plans!!
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AdrianDBW
OK, so now I've got round to listening I'm itching to get my Alt on!

The only thing that got thrown into question is that I've got some Perle in, but I couldn't get Spalt or Spalter Select so I had to settle with those-  it's not going to be a Schmacher Alt, but I'm sure it will be a good beer, and I'm definitely not putting Citra in there!!
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Pinto
I think the general was that any German noble was acceptable, just spalt was traditional.

Malty, dry AND bitter? Interesting....
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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denny
Pinto wrote:
I think the general was that any German noble was acceptable, just spalt was traditional.

Malty, dry AND bitter? Interesting....


You're exactly correct...just about any noble will work.  I consider alt to be a great example of how a malty beer doesn't have to be sweet.
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AdrianDBW
denny wrote:


You're exactly correct...just about any noble will work.  I consider alt to be a great example of how a malty beer doesn't have to be sweet.


Thanks guys. I'll crack on and get it brewed... As soon as I've got room in the fridge to ferment it!
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