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Pleasantly Simple Rye Ale

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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.

Brewer's log (view full log)
Fermentation has slowed to a crawl, but still going. Nothing else to report!. . . . . [view full post]
Well, fermentation has been quite vigorous, though finally slowing a bit today. I had to constantly remove, clean, and reinsert the airlock because the krausen. . . . . [view full post]
Just pitched the yeast about an hour ago. All in all it was a successful brew. It is very nice to not have to think about mash efficiency, and I noticed the wo. . . . . [view full post]
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