Denny's Wry Smile IPA Beer Recipe | All Grain Specialty IPA: Rye IPA by Brewer #270373 | Brewer's Friend
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Denny's Wry Smile IPA

253 calories 26.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: Rye IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.3 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5.9 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.071 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.076 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Denny Conn/ Brew 365
Calories: 253 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 26.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Saturday April 4th 2020
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11 lb American - Pale 2-Row11 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 67.7%
3 lb American - Rye3 lb Rye 38 3.5 18.5%
1.25 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1.25 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 7.7%
0.50 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.5 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 3.1%
0.50 lb Flaked Wheat0.5 lb Flaked Wheat 34 2 3.1%
16.25 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 First Wort 0 min 8.37 20%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 42.86 20%
0.50 oz Mount Hood0.5 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 30 min 5.27 10%
1.50 oz Mount Hood1.5 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 1 min 0.89 30%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Dry Hop 3 days 20%
5 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
6.6 gal Infusion 163 °F 154 °F 60 min
1.5 gal Batch Sparge 168 °F 168 °F 30 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 15 min.
2.20 g Yeast nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
0.80 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2.20 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.56 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
5 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 384 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
38 7 11 25 100 0
Water profile from Denny himself via FB:
"It's this, plus a tsp. of gypsum in the boil. I started making this beer before I ever did much with water. It turned out so well I didn't see any reason to do more."

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.8 / 2.7
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 34
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 114
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 19
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 90
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 74

Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Alternate Yeast: Wyeast 1272 American Ale II

1800ml Starter


Denny Conn's Rye IPA
Hop and Spicy!

This is another recipe created by Denny Conn and made popular around the various internet forums. It is a hoppy, refreshing, West-coast style IPA with the added spicy layer of Rye.
It is quite light in color and has an easy-drinking, medium body. The hops provide a flavorful hop base while not being too biting.
The Beer

This IPA starts with a somewhat standard bill of 2 Row and some 60L Crystal for color and a bit of caramel and sweetness. Interesting, Flaked wheat is added for a bit of texture and, along with CaraPils, helps head retention. What makes this beer somewhat unique is the addition of 3 pounds of Rye. Rye adds a spicy, somewhat crisp, and perhaps peppery flavor to this IPA.

The hop treatment is US West Coast with Columbus and Mt. Hood hops providing the clean, citrus, refreshing bitterness. The First Wort Hopping technique is supposed to impart a smooth aroma/taste addition that is comparable to about a 20 min. addition.

The hopping schedule is finished off with a dry hopping addition of Columbus hops to give this beer a refreshing taste and aroma.

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  • Last Updated: 2020-07-07 12:37 UTC
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