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Old 04-08-2010, 04:41 AM   #11
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Have you ever thought of using a Bavarian Wheat yeast (I use 3056, a little tamer) for something like this? It is a kick butt compliment to the Rye and the hops.
Nope. Big esters + big hops + tangy grain = too much, IMHO. Combine some interesting characteristics, but not all of them in one brew. A rye-weizen could be interesting, as could a wheat PA. But a hefe-rye-weizen-PA sounds a bit too crazy for my taste.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #12
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Out of pure curiosity, why the 0.33 oz of columbus at 60 min? That doesn't seem like it would add much bitter over a 15g batch.

And why the 4 lbs of 2-row? Why not all MO?

It looks good, I intend on brewing it but I am still curious.

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very nice, great combination of grain to hops there

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I would've used all MO, but I only had 20 lbs left.

The hops were added using the hop burst technique. Almost all of the bitterness comes from the big late additions. I read that most brewers recommend adding a small amount of hops at the beginning of the boil when hop bursting. I'm not entirely sure of the reasoning.

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I would've used all MO, but I only had 20 lbs left.

The hops were added using a hop burst technique. Almost all of the bitterness comes from the big late additions.
that's what I love about high alpha hops that double as aroma hops too
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:49 PM   #16
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Does this taste anything like Hop Rod Rye? I ask that because the bottle i had of the Hop Rod Rye was horrible. It had this strange sweetness in the aftertaste that i didn't enjoy, just wondering if i had a bad bottle? I usually like Rye beers so might give this one a go.

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I'll chill a bottle of Hop Rod down tonight and compare. This beer is lower in alcohol, and I suspect it's milder in rye character, but it is very hop forward.

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The comparison:

Hop Rod has a much more pronounced sweet fruit note than my beer. My beer finishes dry and crisp. Hop Rod has a much sweeter, lingering finish. Hop Rod has a deep red hue, where my beer is fairly pale (despite a bit of roasted barley).

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Old 04-11-2010, 04:13 AM   #19
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Does this taste anything like Hop Rod Rye? I ask that because the bottle i had of the Hop Rod Rye was horrible. It had this strange sweetness in the aftertaste that i didn't enjoy, just wondering if i had a bad bottle? I usually like Rye beers so might give this one a go.
Could have been past it's prime, so maybe the Hop aroma & flavor had dissipated. I had some Racer 5 like that once, but after thinking about it, I realized that the place I bought it at didn't have a high turnover on those types of beers.
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i brewed this up but scaled it to be an IPA. OG 1.064 and FG 1.012, 66 IBU and dry hopped too! 3 weeks primary, 1 week dry hopped in secondary. just kegged it and had a taste....wow this is awsome. its has a nice spiciness to it. my first time using rye malt. im gonna tap it in a week for memorial day

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