Challenge Beer - Hoppy Rye Lager

Our first recipe challenge tackled is this suggestion from Aaron Kennison who asked for a Hoppy Rye Lager beer - why not see what Denny can do?

Recipe Author: 

Denny Conn

Beer Style: 

Lager

Batch Size: 

5.50 gallons

Boil Time: 

60 minutes

Original Gravity: 

1.058

FInal Gravity: 

1.016

IBUs: 

40.00

SRM: 

4.00

ABV: 

5.50% ABV

Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

9 lbs Pilsner malt

2.5 lbs Domestic Rye malt

Hops: 

1.25 oz Sterling 8.7%AA 60 minutes

1.0 oz Saaz 4.3%AA 0 minutes

1.0 oz Saaz 4.3%AA whirlpool at 130°F for 

Yeast: 

Wyeast 2782 - Staro Prague Lager

Special Instructions / Notes: 

Water Profile - German Pils / Amber Bitter

Ferment at 55°F for 4-5 days, raise to 72F for 4-5 days, crash to 33°F for 1 week.