Hi everyone, my beer stock is at an all time low due to low productivity and high consumption over the holidays, so I’m looking to get started early this year and brew the NB German Alt.
I just recently got an AG setup, but every now and then, I brew extract just out of laziness - especially if the price is basically the same and cos I haven’t managed to have an AG brewday that doesn’t go belly up at some stage.
Anyhow, I was looking at the extract and AG versions of the German Alt, and I see that the extract has 2 weeks primary & 2-4 weeks secondary whereas the AG version has 2 week primary and 2 weeks cool secondary.
This has me confused - if they are using the same yeast (Wyeast 1007), why would fermentation be different? - and also if the optimal temp is 55-66, if I did go AG, would I still stay in this range or are they talking about going down lower.
I’ll get the hang of this one day if it kills me!