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Old 01-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #181
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Ya, I've used it once where I split a 10gallon batch. Half got WLP090 and the other half US05. It made a great beer. I'm getting ready to brew a few more batches with it.


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Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #182
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Why the 90/75 minute boils with the Rye? Is that preference or something to do with the rye itself?


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Old 01-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #183
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Thanks! Here's a link to the recipe if anyone wants to try it....

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/DCRyeIPA
It is actually my personal favorite brew....thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I have 3 beers I make that will place in every competition I enter and this is one of them....Yoopers oatmeal stout and my iipa recipes are the others...but to me the rye is in a league of its own!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 PM   #184
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #185
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I had one of these again last night and I like it very much. Last year, upon tasting my first, I thought I was really tasting the rye in there, but I'm wondering if what I was really tasting was a spicy hop profile. I can't say I really know what the rye would taste like, due to my limited experience.

I have made a rye pale ale and a couple of rye IPAs with the rye ranging from 11-16% and I think I was picking up a subtle rye flavor sometimes, but not really at all in the 11% Rye PA. I did think there was a noticeable difference in the mouth feel and head, but not so much in the flavor. Denny was informed that they are using no more than 10% rye in this and the clone recipes I've seen use even less. I like Ruthless and would like to make something like it, but I don't know whether the rye has that much to do with it.

I could have some other flavors in my beers which cover up the rye more, but I do wonder if the distinctive spicy flavor I get in this has more to do with the hops than the rye.

What do others think?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #186
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I used 15% flaked rye in my latest Rye PA (all grain) batch. There is a very similar taste on the back end to the ruthless rye, which I assume is the rye. I didn't use any crazy hops, just cascade and galena for a citrusy/floral bite. I know I'm being bias, but after my non-dry hopped and non-carbonated taste test, this might be the greatest beer I've ever made/consumed.
I should also mention that I think mine is a little sweeter than the ruthless, and I attribute that to the honey malt I used.


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