Rye Pale Ale & Competitions

It's been a while between posts, especially between brewing posts!

The Queensland Amateur Brewing Championships have come and gone, I entered a lot of beers this year and managed to grab a 1st in the Wheat and Rye category, a 3rd in Pilsener and 6 other highly commended entries.

Not a bad effort, though I did feel that I rushed it towards the end and my IPA and IIPA were definitely not as good as last year.

The stand out was my American Rye Ale, this managed a 1st in a category dominated by Weizens, Weizenbocks and American Wheats.

My little session American Rye ale stood out and triumphed, I knew this was a great beer when i brewed it, it tastes and looks great, I was just worried (unjustly) about the amount of rye spiciness that was showing in the finished beer.

Anyway onto the recipe and the Nationals which are held in a few days, fingers crossed my Rye and pilsner do well!

Lady Ahtanum (Rye Pale Ale)

Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 L  
Bottling Volume: 21.00 L

OG: 1.048
FG: 1.010
Color: 13.2 EBC
IBU: 29.3 IBUs

Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %

Mash Temp 67 C
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name     
5.00 g                Calcium Chloride 
1.00 tbsp            PH 5.2 Stabilizer     

4.50 kg               Pale Malt, Ale
0.70 kg               Rye Malt (9.3 EBC)
0.30 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L

13.00 g               Apollo [18.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min

0.50 Items          Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins)        

20.00 g               Ahtanum [5.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min    
20.00 g               Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min    

1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  

28.00 g               Ahtanum [5.20 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days 
28.00 g               Cascade [6.20 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days   

Took 1st Place in the 2013 QABC in the Wheat and Rye Category

Let me know if you brew it and how it goes.