Originally Posted by brewNOLA
Any thoughts on 'Imperial'-izing this recipe to end up with an Imperial Red Rye? For me, I'd need the extra fermentables to come from DME additions because I only have a 5 gal cooler to mash in.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Brewed up the OP recipe about a month ago and plan to crack the first bottle later this afternoon.
Might be close:
If you want 1.080 with just DME, add 4 pounds and do a 1.25 ounce Columbus addition at 60 minutes and a 0.75 at 20 and you should have similar bitterness.
If you have enough space to increase the specialty malts, but not the 2-row, you could do 2.5 pounds of DME and an extra pound of flaked rye, 10 ounces of Munich and Rye malt, and 4 ounces of crystal, 2 ounces of caramunich, and 1 ounce of special b. Increase hops same as above.