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March 27, 2017

Brewing Beer: Rye Pale Recipe

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- full volume mash


4 lbs 5 oz - Pale Malt (2 Row)
14 oz  - Flaked Rye
10 oz - Munich Malt
10  oz - Rye Malt
3.5 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt
3.5 oz - Caramunich Malt
3.5 oz - Special B Malt

Mash Temp

Hold a steady 152 degrees for the entire mash. 60 minutes.

Hop Additions

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


Nottingham Ale Yeast fermented at 65

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:

  • 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 30, 2017

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