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March 27, 2017
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Brewing Beer: Rye Pale Recipe

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

Brewing Beer: Rye Pale Recipe

We're trying something new at Clawhammer. We're going to start brewing beer and documenting it, like we've done with distilling. We've always been homebrewers and are excited to share our passion for it with you. If you've never tried it, maybe these articles and videos will inspire you.

First up is a Rye Pale. This is a recipe that Emmet has been brewing for years. It's one of his favorites, and rightfully so. It offers that classic rye spice, but isn't too intense. It isn't super boozy either. It's a great spring beer.

Here's the video. Full recipe details are below.


Ingredients and Procedure


5.5 Gallons (20.8 liters) - full volume mash


4 lbs 5 oz (1.9 kg) - Pale Malt (2 Row)
14 oz (397 grams) - Flaked Rye
10 oz (283.5 grams) - Munich Malt
10 oz (283.5 grams) - Rye Malt
3.5 oz (99.2 grams) - Caramel/Crystal Malt
3.5 oz (99.2 grams) - Caramunich Malt
3.5 oz (99.2 grams) - Special B Malt

adding in grain basket before mash

Adding our grain basket in before the mash

Mash Temp

Hold a steady 152 degrees Fahrenheit (66.7 degrees Celsius) for the entire mash. 60 minutes.

mashing in

Mashing in

stirring mash

Stirring the mash to remove any doughballs

Hop Additions

0.22 oz (6.2 grams) Columbus - 60.0 min (start of boil)
0.22 oz (6.2 grams) Columbus - 20.0 min
1 Tablet Whirlfloc Tablet - 15.0 min
0.22 oz (6.2 grams) Columbus - 10.0 min
0.22 oz (6.2 grams) Columbus - 2.0 min


Nottingham Ale Yeast fermented at 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius)

nottingham ale yeast package

Yeast package

pitching yeast into carboy

Pitching yeast into fermenter

We hope you enjoyed our initial foray into the world of homebrewing. Rye pale is one of our favorite beer styles. If this is your first, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

If you liked this video, article, or recipe, leave a comment and let us know. In fact, better yet, share it with a friend!

Here's the tasting notes video:

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

  • Hi,

    What was the ABV for this one?

    Thanks in advance,

    Posted by Nebojsa on August 17, 2018
  • Interesting video, thank you. New to all grain and esp. this beer style. Complication, I work in metric but conversion no probs. What are your volumes please?
    Dough in vol. Sparge vol. Final vol to fermenter?
    Would be grateful if you can reply as would like to do with grains local to me.

    Thanks and Cheers. :-)

    Posted by Peter Scandlyn on March 31, 2017

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