Pleasantly Simple Rye Ale
Your basic ale, with some rye thrown in for good measure. Worth noting this is my first all-extract beer since the very first batch I brewed back in college, circa 2004. I had forgotten how much easier the process is!
Brew date: November 2, 2013 Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Anticipated OG: 1.054 Measured OG: 1.055 Anticipated SRM: 8.3 [ ] Anticipated IBU: 35.8 Grain/Extract/Sugars % Amount Name Potential SRM 43.2 3.15 lbs. NB Rye Malt Syrup 1.035 6 43.2 3.15 lbs. NB Munich Malt Syrup 1.036 8 13.7 1.00 lbs. Muntons DME - Amber 1.046 17 Hops Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time 0.50 oz. Sorachi Ace Whole 11.80 25.9 60 min 1.25 oz. Saaz (US) Whole 3.00 8.4 30 min 0.50 oz. Sonnet Whole 3.30 1.4 8 min Yeast Two different yeasts were added. Both a pack of Safale S-05 and an old vial of WLP's Belgian Strong Ale (expiration date of more than 5 months ago), direct pitched. I figured between the two of them they should have enough oomph to get this thing fermented.