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Pale Rye Ale

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Pale Rye Ale

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Beer Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer  (6D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Wheat or Rye Beer


This one is not bitter at all and the taste of the rye really comes through. I like to keep this one around in the summer so my friends don't have to give me "bitter beer face" when I serve them my IPA.

I take no credit for this recipe, it is from Sep/Oct 93 issue of Brewing Techniques (out of print), page 23.

I usually use Harrington or whatever is cheap for the 2-row. I also usually double this to make 10 gallons. Five is nowhere near enough. YES!! I know that the rye is 30% of the grain bill. ** Do it anyway**. This is an excellent beer. Even people who don't like beer, like this beer. My favorite variation of this substituted 2 lbs of Victory for 2 lbs of the 2-row, and used an altbier yeast. I remember it fondly :)


  • 8 lbs pale malt
  • 4 lbs rye malt
  • 1/2 oz Centennial 6.6% bittering
  • 3/4 oz Northern Brewer, finish
  • 1/2 oz Centennial, finish
  • Irish moss
  • Sierra Nevada yeast or Wyeast 1056

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Single-step infusion mash or step mash. 90 minute boil.




review rating
 Reviewed by Matthew on Sat Apr 9 2016

Great recipe. Now in my top five favourites but i added citra with the centennial and and an extra pound or so of 2row and got an abv of6%. Beautiful beer.