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Old 12-30-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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I got a recipe from a brewery for a beer that I like. It was scaled in brewery units, 3000 gallons, 7000 lbs of grain. 330 lbs of the grain are flaked rye. When I entered the recipe into Promash so that I could scale it down to homebrew units, I accidentally entered the flaked rye as 3300 lbs. The scaled recipe should have been .8lb of flaked rye, but because of my mistake, it ended up at 8lb. I only discovered this after wondering why my mash had the consistency of cement. I had to work at it, but finally got enough runoff to meet the expected gravity. I am sure that there was alot of fermentables left in the grist. This beer will probably not be short on mouth feel



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Old 12-30-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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This may be the makings of genius....



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Old 12-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think the 8 lbs. of rye would have tipped me off. I'd dump it and start over. That's like adding 20 lbs. of flour to a bread recipe.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:09 AM   #4
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You've already wasted the grain bill, why not waste a bit of time and see what it comes out like?

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
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Maybe I could call it a Ryewine. The Rye was 34% of the grain bill. The OG is 1.095

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:57 PM   #6
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that will be extremely sharp and bitter. hope it turns out, but I doubt it will. best of luck.

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Old 12-30-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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34% should not be a problem. Roggenbier is 50% rye, minimum.



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