Altbier - Long Trail Ale Clone

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

Brewery: Long Trail Brewing Company

Brewery website:

Author: Michael Bury

Source: BYO Dec 2018

Style: Altbier

Tasting Notes: This is a full bodied amber ale brewed with their top fermenting house yeast that yields a clean, complex flavor.


19L @ 65% efficiency

OG 1.052
FG 1.016
ABV  4.8
SRM  14
IBU  30
Mash Temp 66°C (151°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
 9 lb  Mash 60 min
Crystal 75  1 lb  Mash 60 min
Wheat Malt  0.75 lb Mash 60 min
Chocolate Malt   45g Mash 60 min
Northern Brewer  17g Boil 60 min
Northern Brewer  8.5g Boil 30 min
Willamette  14g Boil 5 min

Yeast included with this kit: S-04

Liquid yeast recommendations:

White Labs: WLP005, WLP036

Escarpment Labs: Ringwood