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Old 01-31-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default 100% Rye Beer?

I plan on brewing a 100% Rye beer and want to know if anyone has done it before and can offer up some thoughts. I know that I will need lots of Rice Hulls, patience, perhaps even a strainer. I am thinking of doing a 30 gallon batch and use 2 sacks of Rye and maybe like 5# of rice hulls. Sound like it will work to you Rye brewers?

I calculate about 1.070 OG and will use US-05 or some other high attenuating yeast.


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Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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I think you would need even more rice hulls. I cant remember the temperatures right now but I think with rye using an additional rest at a lower temp will break down some of the gummyness and help lautering and efficiency. I think the mash temperatures and rest times will be the most important part to making it work.


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Old 01-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Ya know, you might want to brew a smaller batch first to make sure you're gonna like it. I love rye malt and use it a lot, but IMO, if you go over about 40% rye it gets pretty weird tasting. You don't want to end up with 30 gal. of something you don't like.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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I like rye and that is part of the reason I am going so big. I have a friend that has a big setup and I figure that I will make a larger batch so that I can give him half and I will take the other half.

I plan on Mashing around 145 or so in order to get a nice dry beer at the end.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #5
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I've never gone over 25%, but from what I've read mashing around 158F is your best bet due to the higher starch gelatinization temperature required for rye.
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Does rye malt contain enough enzymes to self convert?
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I had the same question a few days ago. Rye malt does. Rolled rye does not.

Generally, a straight malted grain can convert itslef. When you start doing strainge things to it, mainly kilning for longer periods of time is when grain can't convert itslef.
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Does rye malt contain enough enzymes to self convert?
Most rye malt, especially the domestic stuff, does. Continental rye malt is usually right on the edge.
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I like rye and that is part of the reason I am going so big.
I understand what you're saying, but I still think it would be prudent to make a smaller batch first.
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I'm betting a 30 gallon batch stuck sparge would be a lot less fun than a 5 gallon stuck sparge so I'd do a 5 gal pilot too.


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