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Old 03-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #111
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I noticed while looking at the actual website that the OP listed this as a 6 gallon batch. It didn't show up on the iPhone app. For those that brewed this per recipe, did you go with 6 gallons pre or post boil? I've got a 7.5 gallon kettle and I don't think I could pull off getting 6 gallons post boil without either topping off or having a major boil over. I'd rather not top off or adjust the grain bill. I'm hoping OP meant boil 6 gallons.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:08 AM   #112
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I noticed while looking at the actual website that the OP listed this as a 6 gallon batch. It didn't show up on the iPhone app. For those that brewed this per recipe, did you go with 6 gallons pre or post boil? I've got a 7.5 gallon kettle and I don't think I could pull off getting 6 gallons post boil without either topping off or having a major boil over. I'd rather not top off or adjust the grain bill. I'm hoping OP meant boil 6 gallons.
6 gal post-boil. You could scale the recipe down, or buy a bigger kettle. I've recommended to anyone who has asked me to go with a 10+ gal kettle. Even if you don't do gigantic beers, having that much headroom is nice
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #113
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Looks like a very solid recipe. Gonna brew this one very soon, I love spicy Rye beers, but haven't got around to brewing one yet. Scaling it up to 9 gallons on the website I use.

Had a couple questions for some of you that have brewed this one...

Has anyone used a yeast other than Notty (I saw one of Denny's yeasts back a few pages)? I have thought about WLP002 (1st choice), maybe 001, and after some research WLP041 (which I haven't used yet). Don't have access to Wyeast at my LHBS, only Danstar, Ferm, and White Labs.

I was also thinking about using a fair amount of Cara-red or Melanoidin (neither of which I have used) to give it the beautiful reddish hue that I have only read about. Plan to possibly use 12-16oz in a 9 gallon batch. Is that enough to make a difference (in color) or should I use more? Also have read that the CR is similar to Crystal malt (20L) in flavor, if I use this should I scale back a touch on the C120 (not that C20 and C120 are similar in flavor)?? Will the melanoidin make it too malty??
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #114
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Looks like a very solid recipe. Gonna brew this one very soon, I love spicy Rye beers, but haven't got around to brewing one yet. Scaling it up to 9 gallons on the website I use.

Had a couple questions for some of you that have brewed this one...

Has anyone used a yeast other than Notty (I saw one of Denny's yeasts back a few pages)? I have thought about WLP002 (1st choice), maybe 001, and after some research WLP041 (which I haven't used yet). Don't have access to Wyeast at my LHBS, only Danstar, Ferm, and White Labs.

I was also thinking about using a fair amount of Cara-red or Melanoidin (neither of which I have used) to give it the beautiful reddish hue that I have only read about. Plan to possibly use 12-16oz in a 9 gallon batch. Is that enough to make a difference (in color) or should I use more? Also have read that the CR is similar to Crystal malt (20L) in flavor, if I use this should I scale back a touch on the C120 (not that C20 and C120 are similar in flavor)?? Will the melanoidin make it too malty??
I brewed this one and used Nottingham yeast from danstar and it was perrrrfect!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #115
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I just brewed this and pitched on some cleaned WY1968 from an ESB. I particularly chose this yeast to see if I can get that gorgeous red hue without sitting on it for months. It's by far the best flocculating yeast I've ever used. I figure it will work pretty well.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #116
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I brewed this last fall with Wyeast 1272. It was a big hit at the office Christmas party. I plan to brew it again in a few months.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #117
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I brewed this using WLP001 and it turned out fantastic.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #118
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I brewed this using WLP001 and it turned out fantastic.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #119
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Anyone enter this into a competition?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #120
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Based on the comments here, I am going to add this to this summer's list. Anyone have any water profile info that worked really well for them on this recipe?
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