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Old 05-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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10 lb 2 row
3 lbs rye
1 lb crystal 20

Mash @ 151 for 1 hour
Sparge @ 174 for 10 mins

60 min 1/2 oz Magnum hops
10 min 5 oz ginger juice
10 min 1 lemon squeezed
5 min 1 oz Liberty hops
KO 11oz honey



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Old 05-20-2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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UPDATE
I brewed this on 5/9/13 and it fermented steadily for about four days. I ended up with 4 3/4 gal of 1.059 wort.
Today (5/19/13) I took a sample and got 1.008.
1.059 OG
1.008 FG
6.97% ABV
It's pale and cloudy still, but the ginger smells awesome. Honestly despite some young beer flavors this is tasting really good already. The ginger is pretty spicy and the rye adds a bit of character, but maybe not enough.
The more I drink the more I am noticing how biting the ginger is on the finish.



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Old 05-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Sounds really interesting as I like Rye and Ginger as a cocktail. Would love to know how it taste with a little more age on it.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #4
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UPDATE
The cloudiness never really went away, but it tasted great! The rye is still pretty subtle but the ginger was perfect. I'm going to make this one again but a 10 gallon batch instead. I'm gonna use a bit more rye this time and less two row for a slightly lower OG.

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