I've been doing some research on rye ales lately. I want to brew either a hoppy rye pale ale, or a rye ipa. I am still an extract brewer, and it seams like everyone agrees you cannot brew a rye ale doing extract. I do not want to order rye syrup as I like supporting my local HBS.
My local HBS has a kit called a Rye pale ale. The grain bill is:
6lbs pilsner lme
.75 caramel crystal 20
.50 German eye malt
The grains are steeped, not mashed. Does anyone have any input on this? Will it have any rye flavor to it a all? Please share your opinions.