26 November 2007

Peppercorn Rye Bock

The last time I went to Austin Homebrew, I succumbed to temptation and bought Extreme Brewing by Sam Caligione, and found this recipe. I modified it based on available hops, and I had a half pound of Crystal 40L malt. Although the recipe called for lager yeast, I thought I would try it with a Kolsch yeast, since it's pretty clean.

ProMash Brewing Session Printout

Brewing Date: Friday November 16, 2007
Head Brewer: Jeff
Asst Brewer:
Recipe: Peppercorn Rye Bock

ProMash Brewing Session - Recipe Details Printout

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

14-A Bock, Traditional Bock

Min OG: 1.064 Max OG: 1.072
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 35
Min Clr: 14 Max Clr: 30 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (GAL): 5.00 Wort Size (GAL): 5.00
Total Extract (LBS): 9.50
Anticipated OG: 1.065 Plato: 15.80
Anticipated SRM: 9.5
Anticipated IBU: 31.8
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.055 Plato: 13.50
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07

Alcohol, Est.: 6.77 By Weight 8.53 By Volume - Full Attenuation.
Alcohol, Actual: 4.42 By Weight 5.64 By Volume - Measured Actuals.


% Amount Name Origin Gravity SRM
5.3 0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
10.5 1.00 lbs. Flaked Rye America 1.034 2
5.3 0.50 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row) America 1.035 6
68.4 6.50 lbs. Light Liquid Malt Extract 1.035 7
10.5 1.00 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract 1.046 7


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Chinook Pellet 12.20 11.2 10 min.
1.00 oz. Willamette Pellet 4.50 20.6 60 min.


Amount Name Type Time
2.00 Tsp Peppercorn Melange Spice 2 Min.(boil)
1.00 Tsp Irish Moss Fining 10 Min.(boil)


White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch


Bring grains in 2 gal water to 170. remove grains. Add extract. boil 5 m
inutes. Add hops and start 60 minute timer.

I missed my OG by 100th of a point. I got 1054 instead of the estimated 1064. So we'll see what happens. When I told Satan, he said, "Maybe if you boil longer it will raise the OG? 15 minutes at a rolling boil may make all the difference in the world!!!!"

So that's for next time!


posted by hiikeeba at 15:39


Blogger PremiumBitter said...

How did this beer end up turning out? I'm thinking about doing a rye bock of some sort.

8:49 PM  
Blogger hiikeeba said...

Turned out very well. It got a 27.5 out of 50 at the Bluebonnet Brew Off. Sadly, it did much worse at NHC where it only scored 20 out of 50. The judges said it didn't taste like a bock and there wasn't enough rye. But everyone who tasted it loved it. I may change the name to Peppercorn Rye Ale next time.

5:47 AM  

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