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DeathBrewer 06-20-2008 09:16 PM

Irish Rye Stout
This is an older recipe of mine...I actually threw it together from some leftovers when i didn't really know what i was doing, but it turned out fantastic! :D

Nice and spicy from the rye and perfectly balanced with the soft hops. You can actually calculate a drop in the IBUs to about 25 if you do a partial boil, but i don't really worry about it. It still tastes nice and balanced either way.

The only thing "Irish" about it is the yeast, which gives a nice ester character and a small bit of diacetyl, which was surprisingly pleasant. It's not a sweet stout, either...it should really be placed in the specialty category...it's just the only place all the details match up.

It's rather dry and light, but with tons of flavor. weighing in at about 4% alcohol, this is a perfect beer for any occasion.



Irish Rye Stout

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

13-B Stout, Sweet Stout

Min OG: 1.042 Max OG: 1.056
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 48
Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 60 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 8.13
Anticipated OG: 1.050 Plato: 12.49
Anticipated SRM: 37.8
Anticipated IBU: 30.3
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.043 SG 10.69 Plato


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
36.9 3.00 lbs. Briess DME- Pilsner America 1.046 5
18.5 1.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
18.5 1.50 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.030 4
9.2 0.75 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
6.2 0.50 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.028 450
6.2 0.50 lbs. CaraMunich Malt Belgium 1.033 75
3.1 0.25 lbs. Honey Malt Canada 1.030 18
1.5 0.13 lbs. Aromatic Malt Belgium 1.036 25

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 3.40 22.8 60 min.
1.50 oz. Styrian Goldings Whole 4.20 7.5 15 min.


Amount Name Type Time
1.00 Unit(s)Whirfloc Fining 15 Min.(boil)


White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 5.13
Water Qts: 6.50 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 1.63 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.27 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 5

Total Mash Volume Gal: 2.04 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

DeathBrewer 09-26-2008 08:09 PM

brewed this again a couple of weeks ago and drank it last night.

Very tasty, very fast to finish. it gets that butter flavor from the diacetyl but for some reason it works really well in this beer. nice thick head, rich and creamy, but also nice and light. subtle spiciness and maltiness from the grains. yummy.

this one can be done in two weeks. shake up the primary the first week, then let sit for another week. i fermented this at about 60F which helps to keep the diacetyl subdued.

straight to keg and force carbonated all in one night. wonderful quick beer.

NJstout 09-09-2011 03:15 AM

bump, i didnt get a chance to brew this yet, but i posted a couple times about a good session rye stout so im posting in this thread to make it active again

DeathBrewer 09-12-2011 04:52 AM

Funny, I've been thinking about this beer lately. Need to make it again!

bjl110 09-15-2011 07:36 AM

I saw those posts actually, and was wanting an answer as well...and here it is! This is certainly on my short list, especially since I already have some 1084. I'll probably pick up the stuff next trip to the not-so-LHBS. One question though:

Is the pils DME integral to the brew? The LHBS doesn't have any, so would pale LME work ok?

DeathBrewer 10-17-2011 08:16 PM

I brewed this a couple of weeks ago. Turned out fantastic! The Rye character didn't come through as much, though...not sure why. I did a 10 gallon batch and just doubled the recipe so maybe that had something to do with it. Made it only about 3% alcohol, too :)

DeathBrewer 10-18-2011 01:45 AM

I should mention that I mashed this high at 155F and split between two yeasts: S-04 and Nottingham. So it's more like my Irish Rye Stout...hold the Irish.

I've also made this as an 8% beer for a friends wedding with noyyingham. Always turns out great.

Dr. Francois 12-11-2011 12:38 PM

This recipe is intriguing.

Was there a noticeable difference between the S-04 and Notty post-fermentation? I'm trying to decide which to use for my house stock ale.

Also, when you ramp up or back off the ABV, do you adjust all grains in equal percentage, or do you just modify the base malt/DME? I am on a never-ending quest to make good beer sub 3.5% abv.

DeathBrewer 12-14-2011 06:16 AM

You could just adjust the extract. Be sure to adjust your hops as well to keep the balance...it may be overly bitter if you cut too much extract without reducing the hops.

DeathBrewer 12-14-2011 06:17 AM

Oh, and the S-04 has more fruitiness and sweetness, the notty is more clean and dry.

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