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Spruced Up Rye

Spruced Up Rye

American Wheat or Rye Beer • All Grain • 5.5 gal


Adding Spruce to secondary

January 3, 2013 at 12:22pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 6 lbs 6-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    6-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    Mild grain malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Base malt for all beer styles • More husk than 2-Row Brewers Malt making it well suited for high adjunct brewing. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 5 lbs Rye Malt

    Rye Malt

    Often used in German Ales and specialty beers

  • 1 lbs White Wheat; Rahr

    White Wheat; Rahr

    Weizens. Improves head retention in all beers. Contributes spicy flavor. Protein rest required.

  • 1 oz Cluster - 7.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    Used for bittering and flavor qualities in light and dark American lagers. Aroma is very floral.

  • 1 oz Simcoe® - 13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min


    Used for aromatic, and especially bittering properties.

  • Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale™

    Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale™

    Notorious Yeast of European origin with unique fermentation and flavor charateristics. Distinct fruit ester and high flocculation provide a malty complex profile, which clears well. Thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 6 - Light Hybrid Beer

Subcategory: D - American Wheat or Rye Beer

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.050 1.040 - 1.055
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.008 - 1.013
Color: 6.6 SRM 3 - 6
Alcohol: 5.1% ABV 4% - 5.5%
Bitterness: 33.4 IBU 15 - 30



Spruce tips???

2013-01-05 4:05pm

How much spruce did you add and was it just tips?


Haven't brewed yet

2013-01-05 4:49pm

Haven't brewed yet actually. Will likely add spruce essence as spruce tips are not in season until may-june. Probably 2oz spruce essence

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