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Rye Bier

188.36 calories 19.32 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Garrett
Calories: (Per )
Carbs: (Per )
Created Monday March 10th 2014
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6 lb German - Pilsner6 lb Pilsner 38 1.6 50%
5 lb German - Rye5 lb Rye 38 3.5 41.7%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 75L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 75L 33 75 8.3%
12 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Hersbrucker1 oz Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 60 min 14.44 50%
1 oz Hersbrucker1 oz Hersbrucker Hops Pellet 4 Boil 15 min 7.17 50%
2 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4 gal Shower Grains at 165 - 170F depending on outside temperature Infusion 155 °F 90 min
5 gal Raise Mash to 170F, Sparge on top of Mash at 180F Sparge 170 °F 90 min
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
4 oz Beechwood Chips Fining Secondary --
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
56 - 70 °F
Fermentation Temp:
55 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Total mash water needed 8.83 35.3  
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.5 qt/lb 4.5 18  
Remaining sparge water volume 4.33 17.3  
Grain absorption losses -1.5 -6  
Mash Lauter Tun dead space -0.25 -1  
Amount going into kettle 7.08 28.3  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0.08 -0.3  
Amount going into fermentor 5.5 22  
Total: 8.83 35.3

STYLE: American Wheat or Rye Beer

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Aroma: Low to moderate grainy wheat or rye character. Some malty sweetness is acceptable. Esters can be moderate to none, although should reflect American yeast strains. The clovey and banana aromas common to German hefeweizens are inappropriate. Hop aroma may be low to moderate, and can have either a citrusy American or a spicy or floral noble hop character. Slight sourness is optional. No diacetyl.

Appearance: Usually pale yellow to gold. Clarity may range from brilliant to hazy with yeast approximating the German hefeweizen style of beer. Big, long-lasting white head.

Flavor: Light to moderately strong grainy wheat or rye flavor, which can linger into the finish. May have a moderate malty sweetness or finish quite dry. Low to moderate hop bitterness, which sometimes lasts into the finish. Low to moderate hop flavor (citrusy American or spicy/floral noble). Esters can be moderate to none, but should not take on a German Hefeweizen character (banana). No clove phenols, although a light spiciness from wheat or rye is acceptable. May have a slight tartness in the finish. No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Medium-high to high carbonation. May have a light alcohol warmth in stronger examples. Overall Impression: Refreshing wheat or rye beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins.

Comments: Different variations exist, from an easy-drinking fairly sweet beer to a dry, aggressively hopped beer with a strong wheat or rye flavor. Dark versions approximating dunkelweizens are acceptable (and can have some darker, richer malt flavors in addition to the color). ASSUMED.

Ingredients: Clean American ale yeast, but also can be made as a lager. Large proportion of wheat malt (often 50% or more, but this isn't a legal requirement as in Germany). American or noble hops. American Rye Beers can follow the same general guidelines, substituting rye for some or all of the wheat. Other base styles (e.g., IPA, stout) with a noticeable rye character should be entered in the specialty character. THE BREWER SHOULD SPECIFY IF RYE IS USED; IF NO DOMINANT GRAIN IS SPECIFIED, WHEAT WILL BE
OG: 1.040 - 1.055
FG: 1.008 - 1.013

Vital Statistics:
IBUs: 15 - 30
SRM: 3 - 6
ABV: 4 - 5.5%

Commercial Examples: Bell's Oberon, Anchor Summer Beer, Pyramid Hefe-Weizen, Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen, Widmer Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Anderson Valley High Rollers Wheat Beer, Redhook Sunrye, O'Hanlon's Original Rye Beer

Wyeast Strains:
1010 - American Wheat™
2565 - Kölsch™
1007 - German Ale™

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