Pale Eye Rye

So Brewdog have updated their DIY dog recipes for 2017 including beers not yet released, whatever you think of them as a company this is pretty cool (although watch out for the recipes which seem to be riddled with errors!). One of their beers I had last year and enjoyed was ‘Casino Rye Ale’ so I was happy to see this in the new book, I won’t be brewing it as its written because a) its wrong (stated grist does not give the correct OG) & b) the amount of hops is exorbitant IMO and the original did not taste like it had that much in it anyway. So here is my interpretation of what will give a similar beer with out having to spend the best part of £20 on hops alone!

Batch size: 20 Litres

Brewhouse efficiency: 80%
OG: 1.049
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 40
ABV: 4.9%
EBC: 15


3.2 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.6 kg Rye Malt
0.15 kg Crystal Malt 40L
0.15 kg Crystal Rye Malt


8g Nugget at 60 minutes (or use any clean bittering hop)
10g Equinox at 15 minutes
10g Equinox at 10 minutes

20g Equinox at 5 minutes
40g Equinox at 0 minutes
50g Equinox dry hop 3 days


WL Pacific Ale or US05

Mash at 65c

Ferment at 20c

3 Comments on “Pale Eye Rye

  1. Hi.

    Most other recipes I’ve seen (in brewing books) include the AA% of the individual hops. How come there are none here, and if there are none quoted what should a new home brewer go for?


  2. AA Concentrations vary from year to year and from leaf to pellets. They don’t vary by more than 1% normally as it’s determined by the plant itself. So long as the hops are stored correctly, and as long as they are the same variety they will be within acceptable range.

  3. As Chem says there will usually not be much difference and as you rarely have a choice as to what % AA you are getting when buying hops there isn’t actually much use in stating AA values in a recipe. The target IBUs is the important number and if you input the AA values of your own hops into brewing software you can then adjust the 60min addition up or down to match this target if required

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