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Old 03-17-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Brewer, Maine
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So a few years ago today I asked my wife to marry me...yes I am a true Irishman who asked his wife to marry him on St. Patrick's Day. Tonight I took her and our sons out for a nice dinner to celebrate an anniversary of sorts. My point of this post is that the bar had Sam Adams Revolutionary Rye on tap - I was already convinced I wanted to make a Rye next anyways - but after downing 3 tallboys of the Sam Adams versions and telling her she was driving home I realized I need to make a Rye for myself. I am still an extract brewer using specialty grains, can someone PLEASE give me a good Rye recipe, because I NEED to be drinking this on a regular basis.

Thank you so much!
"It's amazing I can get so drunk on one beer...I just need to figure out which one it was!" My Dad.

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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Rye is one of my favs too! I'll post a recipe either later tonight or tomorrow morning!

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
Jan 2011
West Hartford, CT
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I love rye ales. i have a rye IPA that is all set to drink.

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
Oct 2010
Sedalia, Missouri
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I think AHS has a couple different rye beers, one is on special for $20 too that I got my eye on. Hurry up payday!!!

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #5
Nov 2008
Jay, Adirondack Mountains, NY
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Here's mine. A great "summer" beer.

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:24 AM   #6
Apr 2009
Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA
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Can you do a partial mash? Because I'm pretty sure there aren't any extract rye.

Forgive me because its been a while since I converted a recipe to extract.
But you could do something like:

4lbs Extra Light DME
2lbs 6 Row (to help with conversion)
2lbs Rye

Steep the grains at about 150 for 60mins
Hop to preference. Love rye, so good!

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:29 AM   #7
Oct 2010
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I have heard good things about northern brewers RyePA kit
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:53 AM   #8
Feb 2011
San Marcos, Texas
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AHS has a kit clone of a local beer, the Real Ale Brewing Co. Full Moon Pale Rye. The actual beer is great...about 5.7% and about 40 IBUs.with a crisp rye flavor and some hop tones. AHS has extract kits available for it, and while I can't speak for the kit itself, if it's anywhere near the clone, you'll be happy


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Old 03-18-2011, 01:29 AM   #9
Oct 2010
Sisters, Oregon
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Just popped open a bottle of my (still young but tasty) RyePA.

10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.19 %
1.80 lb Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 13.53 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 7.52 %
0.50 lb Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.76 %
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [11.20 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 33.9 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [11.20 %] (30 min) Hops 13.2 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [8.60 %] (10 min) Hops 8.6 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [11.20 %] (10 min) Hops 5.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [8.60 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) [Cultured]

Est Original Gravity: 1.064 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.21 %
Bitterness: 61.3 IBU
Est Color: 5.7 SRM

A partial mash should work.

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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OK, here's my Rye, got good reviews from the LHBS.

2# Rye
2# Munich
2# Wheat
1/2# Biscuit
1/2# Caramel 10
4 oz. Chocolate Malt
7 AAU Warrior 45min
3# light DME 15 min.
1 oz MT Hood 5min
1 oz MT hood @knockout
WYeast 1272

My OG was 1.048, FG 1.012 for an ABV of 5.5%.

3 weeks in the primary, secondary if you want to, leave it in the bottles for a couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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