All Grain Yeast:
Denny's Favorite 50 Yeast Starter:
yes Batch Size (Gallons):
5.5 Original Gravity:
1.066 Final Gravity:
56.2 Boiling Time (Minutes):
7.2 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
4 weeks @ 63°F Tasting Notes:
This has been described as "camping in a pint" a fall favorite around here.
Rye of the Storm Smoked RyePA
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 13.75
Anticipated OG: 1.066 Plato: 16.08
Anticipated SRM: 7.2
Anticipated IBU: 56.3
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
10.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) 2
2.00 lbs. Rye Malt
1.00 lbs. Home-Smoked 2-row
0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L
0.25 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
1.00 oz. Magnum Whole 14.00%aa @ FWH
0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 6.85%aa @ 30 min.
0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 6.85%aa @ 5 min.
Denny's Favorite 50
Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 13.75
Water Qts: 18.29 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 4.57 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.33 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp: 154°F. Time: 60 min
Mash-out Rest Temp: 212°F. Time: 10 min
Sparge Temp: 170°F. Time: 10 min
Total Mash Volume Gal: 5.67 - Dough-In Infusion Only
I smoked a few lbs of 2-row by soaking the grains in distilled water for 20 min, then spreading over a stainless screen placed in the smoker, thickness was about .25 to .5 inch layer, the grain was smoked at 225°F. for 2 hours using white oak and just a touch of mesquite added in the last 15 minutes. the flavor is quite unique and is the big contributor to the "camping in a pint" comments.
My efficency has been in the mid 80's lately and the last batch came in at 1.072 and finished at the usual 1.016 netting 7.42%ABV
Overall opinion of this one is that the rye comes through nicely up front adding to a beautiful mouthfeel, the smoke flavor and aroma almost dominate the beer yet nice hoppy bitterness is noted, the FWH smoothes the bitterness into the flavor additions quite well.
This beer has taken 1st place in the monthly homebrew club meeting tastings on 2 seperate occasions, and is one of my most requested beers from friends.