Aslan Brewing’s Ginger Rye Ale is based on an American pale ale and inspired by the Moscow Moose cocktail. The ginger and rye are present, but subtle. The wild card is the use of lime, which shines through on the finish. This is an adventurous beer and a staple of the brewery.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 80%
10 lb (4.5 kg) pale ale
1.5 lb (680 g) rye malt
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 40
4 oz (113 g) Carapils
HOPS & ADDITIONS SCHEDULE
1.1 g calcium sulfate in the mash
2.7 g calcium chloride in the mash
1 oz (28 g) Chinook at 60 minutes
0.5 oz (14 g) Citra at 15 minutes
4 oz (113 g) grated fresh ginger at 12 minutes
4 oz (113 g) honey at 5 minutes
Zest and juice of 1 lime at whirlpool
1 oz (28 g) Citra at dry hop
2 oz (57 g) grated fresh ginger at dry hop
Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Use 1.25 quarts (1.2 l) of water per pound (454 g) of malt. Mash at 150°F (66°C) for 60 minutes. Boil for 60 minutes following the hops and additions schedule. Chill the wort, aerate, and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 68°F (20°C).
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