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
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 L
Bottling Volume: 21.00 L
Color: 13.2 EBC
IBU: 29.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Mash Temp 67 C
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
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.