Rye Pilsner

This is Jeff Rankert’s Rye Pilsner as tasted in Episode 179 of Experimental Brewing, live at San Diego HomeBrewCon!

Recipe Author: Jeff Rankert
Beer Style: Rye Pilsner
Batch Size: 11
Boil Time: 75 minutes
Original Gravity: 1.047
Est Final Gravity: 1.008
IBUs: 21
ABV: 5.2%


16 lbs Weyermann Pilsner 80%
4 lbs Mecca Grade Rimrock Rye 20%

Water Profile

Mash: 10g CaCI2, 2g CaSO4, 0.71g Na Meta
Kettle: 5g CaCI2, 2.17g Na Meta


Main Rest – 145°F for 40 minutes
Second Rest – 158°F for 20 minutes
Third Rest – 163°F for 20 minutes
Mash Out – 170°F for 10 minutes


Sterling 8.4% 1 oz 60 minutes
Sterling 8.4% 1 oz 10 minutes
Sterling 8.4% 4 oz Whirlpool 20 minutes @180°F


Diamond Lager




After Boil and any high temp hopstand/whirlpool, cool wort to pitching temp.
Aerate Wort for 223 Seconds with 02 flowing at 1 liter per minute.
Pitch Yeast, Install Airlock/Blowoff, set up appropriate temperature control at 50 degrees, and have a beer.