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RIPA-Imperial Rye IPA

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RIPA-Imperial Rye IPA

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Beer Style: American IPA  (14B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American IPA


Awesome Imperial Rye IPA recipe using the new Briess Rye LME. It is well balanced and delicious. Hoppy with a nice Rye flavor and lemon grass accents. 8.2% ABV


  • 6.6 lbs Briess Rye LME
  • 2lbs Amber DME
  • .5lbs Crystal 40
  • .5lbs Carapils
  • .5lbs Flaked Wheat
  • 1lb Light Brown Sugar
  • 3oz Cascade pellet (bittering)
  • 1oz Willamette pellet (flavor)
  • 1oz Cascade pellet (aroma)
  • 1oz Chinook pellet (dry hop)
  • 2lbs Lemon Grass
  • White Labs California Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 5 days
Secondary Ferment: 10 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.075
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol by Vol: 7.99%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Steep specialty grains in 2 gallons of 155 degree water for 45 min.
Bring to boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and add LME and DME. Raise water level to 3 gallons.
Bring back to boil and start 60 minute boil.
Add 3oz Cascade hops-60 min
Add 1oz Willamette hops-20 min
Add 1oz Cascade hops-10 min
Add 1lb Light Brown Sugar-10 min
Add 2lb Lemon grass-10 min

Irish moss can be added with 15 min left.
Light brown sugar can be added to a quart of boiling water and then added or can be added straight to boil while stirring vigorously.
Lemon grass should be fresh, and tops and bottoms trimmed off.
Allow additional fermentation times if not using a yeast starter or clarifiers.