Why rye? Like whiskey made from rye, beer made from malted rye has a spicy, earthy, and dry character. William's Double Rye IPA is strong in flavor, with the dry spicy rye working with the citrus and pine character of the hops. This a bracing beer, perhaps best served with a side of ice water. Alcohol: 8.0%, IBU's 70.
Includes 9 pounds of blended rye malt extract, 1 pound of beet sugar, 3 flavoring hop additions, 125ml of liquid ale yeast, and carbonation sugar. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.072. We recommend using a secondary fermenter with this beer.
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Sep 03, 2022 by Tom Parshall
Q: What a variety and amount are the various hop additions?
A: 1.5 oz. Cascade at start of boil, 2 oz. El Dorado is the second addition, and 1 oz. Cascade is the final flameout hop.
Jul 30, 2022 by Garry Towns
Q: Is the secondary fermenter for clarification, or something else?
A: Because this is a strong beer, the secondary is for clarification and settling. It is not mandatory to use a secondary, but we have found with this kit when you use one, the beer has less sediment in the bottles if you are bottling. If you are kegging, a secondary is less important.