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Rye Whiskey Recipe

This rye whiskey recipe will make a 25L wash



  • Heat water to 73.2 degrees celcius and then mix in malt barley, malted rye and flaked rye. Keep mixture at 73.2 degrees stirring constantly for 1.5-2 hours to convert starch into fermentable sugar and dextrin
  • Fliter off liquid and place into a fermentation device and allow to cool to 30 degrees C. Immedietly pitch 20g of whiskey yeast. Stir liquid for 1 minute then cover and seal with an airlock.
  • The mash will take 5-7 days to ferment. After fermentaion is complete pour into the still, filtering it through a pillow case or strainer and cheesecloth to remove all solids
  • Distill rye whiskey at no more than 80% ABV. Distilleries will usually do a stripping run then spirit run to produce a quality rye whskey. After distillation rye whiskey distilleries will dillute to 63% and put in new whiskey barrels for 3 years. An alternative to whiskey barrels can be oak blocks or liquid oak for the hobbyist.