« on: November 21, 2010, 10:08:55 PM »
So it's been a while since I've brewed anything. I have a case of pumpkin ale that I've been trying to get rid of, and while it was OK, it wasn't spectacular in my book. So I need to brew something new. I have an amber ale kit that's been in my freezer/fridge for a while, but I'd really like to formulate my own. Recently I was in Indiana and went to the Ram brewpub in Fishers. I absolutely loved their rye pale ale. I also recently bought a 6 pack of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale and loved it. So i need some help formulating my recipe. The malts I want to use: Victory, Crystal, Wheat, Pale and Nugget, ahtanum, and cascade hops. I want to do this as an extract/grain beer where I do some steeping at the start then adding my extracts. Where can I use extract and what can I steep at the beginning? I'm shooting for an IBU of 37 to 41, and by my calcs, with Nugget at 60, ahtanum at 15, and cascade at 5min, I can get right in that range. Also, how much rye does one typically use?