Citra Rye Pale Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Citra Rye Pale Ale Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Your Citra Rye Pale Ale is a refreshingly crisp and light ale. It has a malty base of rye and wheat with a subtle hint of citrus from the Citra hops. The aroma is of tropical fruits, grapefruit and pine. The flavor is a blend of a sweet maltiness and a slight hoppiness that finishes crisp and clean. Enjoy a glass of this beer and experience the delightful citrusy flavor that is sure to please. 

Recipe By Chris Reich 

  • 2 lbs Rye Malt
  • 1 lb Pale Malt
  • 1 lb 20L Crystal
  • 7 lbs Golden DME
  • 3 oz Citra (60 Min)
  • 1 oz Citra (45 Min)
  • 1 oz Citra (15 Min)
  • 1 oz Citra (5 Min)
  • 1 oz Citra (Dry Hop)
  • Priming Sugar 5oz
  • Yeast: US-05


 Put all grains into grain bag and put into 2 gallon of water and bring it to 150-160 degrees F and keep wort at this temp for 20-30 min. Remove grain bag and Sparge with 2 gallons of warm water to bring volume to 4 gallons (if you have a bigger pot try to bring volume to about 5.5 gallons to compensate for evaporation). Now bring water to near boil. Remove boiling pot from heat and add extracts. Return to heat. When the wort starts to boil again, add bittering hops to large bag and FOLLOW HOP SCHEDULE ABOVE adding hops to same large bag. After 45 min, add Irish moss and boil for final 15 min. Mix hot wort with enough water to obtain 5 gals of wort total volume. Cool wort to around 70 degrees and pitch yeast. Ferment for 5-7 days at around 67-72 degrees. Add Hops to secondary then transfer beer into secondary. Let sit for a minimum of 3 weeks at fermentation temps to assure fermentation is complete. At this point, carefully transfer into bottling bucket that has priming sugar dissolved in bottom (or even better keg in a soda keg). When the transfer is complete bottle as normal. Let bottles sit for at least 3-4 weeks before drinking to ensure full carbonation. ENJOY!


If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Citra Rye Pale Ale

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Citra Rye Pale Ale beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Citra Rye Pale Ale is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy


The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Citra Rye Pale Ale wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 


The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Citra Rye Pale Ale over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 


Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 


It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Citra Rye Pale Ale, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  





The Schumacher brewery of Düsseldorffirst was the first to use the name Altbier to distinguish top-fermenting beer from bottom-fermenting types. It opened in 1838.