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CCericola 04-08-2012 11:25 PM

Boos Myller "Want some rye?" Ale
 
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Recipe: Boos Myller "Want some rye?" Ale
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal 
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 4.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                  Name                                    Type          #        %/IBU       
1 lbs                Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)                    Adjunct      1        8.7 %       
7 lbs                Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM)          Grain        2        60.9 %       
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Rice, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                  Grain        3        13.0 %       
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM)                    Grain        4        13.0 %       
8.0 oz                Rye Malt (4.7 SRM)                      Grain        5        4.3 %       
0.50 oz              Sterling [7.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop          6        15.9 IBUs   
0.25 oz              Sterling [7.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min        Hop          7        4.8 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins)              Fining        8        -           
0.50 oz              Sterling [7.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min        Hop          9        3.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg              American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast        10      -           


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 8.0 oz
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Name              Description                            Step Temperat Step Time   
Mash In          Add 14.38 qt of water at 163.7 F        152.0 F      60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 1 steps (4.49gal) of 168.0 F water

This was the first recipe I ever come up with on my own. I only had an idea of what I wanted to brew - a nice light summer beer with a bit of rye flavor in it. I spent an evening reading and finally plugging numbers into Beersmith until I came up with this. I know competition-wise it wouldn't really be classified as a rye ale but this isn't a competition so here it is.

I was very surprised with how this turned out being my first recipe. I'm even more surprised than my friends who are usually stout drinkers have enjoyed this quite a bit.

Overall, the taste is light, refreshing and crisp with a slight hint of spice. I almost want to try changing the 60-minute and 20-minute additions to get more of the sterling flavor in the beer. I plan on brewing another batch or two of this for the summer months.

Looking forward to some feedback, and hoping to hear that someone else tries this. If you're nearby, maybe we can swap a bottle or two.

klnosaj 04-08-2012 11:52 PM

Do you really boil off 1 1/2 gallons an hour? That's one hell of a stove! I'm envious for sure.

CCericola 04-09-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by klnosaj (Post 3974957)
Do you really boil off 1 1/2 gallons an hour? That's one hell of a stove! I'm envious for sure.

Propane burner, and yeah, depending on the wind it can be worse. For example, yesterday I brewed on a windy day. Pre-boil I was just under 7-gallons. Post 60-minute boil I was just under 5. A few weeks ago - 7-gallons in boiled down to just over 5 1/4 in 60-minutes.

I imagine some what I'l saying is boil-off is really a bit of loss to the hops + chilling but I imagine it's a very small part compared to the actual boil off.

CCericola 04-13-2012 12:01 AM

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Not the best pic, but yum!

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