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Old 03-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Can anyone with experience with this grain tell me what their impressions were or what I could expect? I'm thinking of steeping it at about 10% of the grain bill with some honey malt for an IPA. Thanks.

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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10% would be a lot. Ever used Crystal 120L? Similar to that, with some toffee & rye pepper/spice. I think it's actually 90-100L.

If it were me, I'd start with 5% and see how it goes.

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Is it really going to have the same sweetness as Crystal 120? I just want the rye to come out as much as possible, but not at the risk of being too sweet.

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No, it finishes dryer than normal crystal. If you want more rye flavor, just toss in some rye malt. But that's just me, I try to use as little crystal as possible.

If you want to do 10%, by all means do it, don't let me discourage you. I'm sure it'll be awesome.

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Finally got to use crystal rye properly. Flavour is coming out as gentle coffee with licorice and some bread. Somewhat dry and malty instead of sweet and malty.

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