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Clandestine Alt



23 Specialty Beer - Sticke Alt

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.038   
Min IBU: 10 Max IBU: 25   
Min Clr: 12 Max Clr: 25 Color in SRM, Lovibond


Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 16.00
Anticipated OG: 1.072
Anticipated SRM: 14.1
Anticipated IBU: 40.8
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67%
Wort Boil Time: 60 min


Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
75.0 12.0 lbs. Pilsner Malt GER 1.038 2
18.8 3.00 lbs. Munich Malt GER 1.037 8
3.1 .50 lbs. CaraAroma GER 1.037 130
3.1 .50 lbs. CaraMunich Malt BEL 1.033 75


Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Spalter Spalt Pellet 3.0 12.3 60 min
1.00 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang Pellet 4.3 17.7 60 min
.50 oz. Spalter Spalt Pellet 3.0 3.1 30 min
.50 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang Pellet 4.3 4.5 30 min
.50 oz. Spalter Spalt Pellet 3.0 1.6 15 min
.50 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang Pellet 4.3 2.4 15 min


Extras
Amount Name Type Time
0.10 Oz Irish Moss Fining 10 Min.(boil)


Yeast
WYeast 1338 European Ale
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 67-71%
Temperature Range: 62-72° F (16-22° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV

Sticke Alt - a darker and stronger, seasonal, variation of the traditional Düsseldorf Altbier. Invented by the Uerige brewpub of Düsseldorf. "Sticke" is local vernacular for "secret," which means the brewery does not reveal the recipe. This much however can be acertained by tasting this rare beer style: The brew is full-bodied and well-hopped, with a surprising balance between bitterness and nutty-malty sweetness, overlaid by strong notes of chocolate and roasted, but not acrid, malt. A Sticke Alt is usually dark-copper in color, has the flavor complexity of an ale, the noble hop bouquet and creamy head of a Pils, and the clean, mellow-smooth finish of an Oktoberfest. Its typical alcohol level by volume is about 5.5%—sometimes higher—compared to the 4.7 to 4.8% of a regular Altbier. Serve Sticke Alt at around 45 to 50°F (7 to 10°C).

The Brewers

Brewing Date:  10/3/2009
Head Brewer:   Kevin Cotter
Asst Brewer:    Séamus Cotter
Recipe:            Clandestine Alt

Tunes

H2O heating music - 100.3 KTLK Weekend Classic Rock
Mash music - Pennywise - Unknown Road
Sparge Music - Hole - Celebrity Skin
Boil music - Cheap Trick - At Budokan Complete