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Old 10-29-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Why does this Rye recipe tasts like a saison?

I brewed this recipe because it was supposed to be a rye, instead it has a medium fruity and spicy taste, like a saison. I presume it is either the hops or the yeast. Thanks.

9.20 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 77.0 %
2.20 lb Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 2 18.4 %
0.55 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.6 %
2.00 oz Mt. Hood [6.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 37.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 3.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [35.49 ml] Yeast

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Old 10-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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Sounds like your yeast might be a little warm. What temperature were you fermenting at? If you're above 70°F or so during active fermentation, yeast which ferment clean at lower temperature can throw off various fruity and spicy flavors. If you've got your fermenter sitting in a room, the beer can be several degrees warmer than the surrounding air, because the activity of the yeast generates heat, which the air doesn't very effectively absorb.

Quick edit: if you're not actively controlling your fermentation temps now, search the site for a "swamp cooler" – a dozen pieces of equipment and hundreds of dollars later, the $20 I spent on my swamp cooler was the single biggest improvement in beer quality, since it allowed me to control the fermentation temperature, rather than being at the mercy of weather and yeast.

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Old 10-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
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The tastes spicy all by itself. 007 will give some nice fruity esters when fermented a bit warm or under pitched. Add the Noble hoops in there and it's not too surprising.

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