So, I love Rye...There, I said it...and now that is out in the open, i thought I would get everyone's opinion on one of my next brews. This came to mind when I was looking at a He'Brews Lennys RIPA clone and stumbled upon crystal rye malt. I realized I now had everything I needed to do an all rye beer.
Now, I don't think rye malt has the diastatic power to convert everything, so I will throw in a bit of 2row, but mainly this is going to be an all rye beer.
07 lbs 00 oz Rye Malt
02 lbs 00 oz 2 Row
01 lbs 08 oz Flaked Rye (maybe I'll toast it...)
00 lbs 12 oz Crystal Rye
00 lbs 04 oz Chocolate Rye
02 lbs 00 oz Rice Hulls
0.50 oz Columbus 60min (34 IBU)
0.50 oz Cascade 5min (2 IBU)
0.50 oz Willamette 5min (2 IBU)
Est OG- 1.056
Est FG- 1.012
Either WLP001 or WLP002 haven't decided yet. Maybe WLP014 London Ale...
I know some people have been saying crystal rye gives off some weird flavors...well, I am hoping to find out
I am hoping for hear from a few people who have had experience with either large % of rye malt in the grain bill or who have used crystal rye before.
Let me know what you think, hopefully I will be brewing this in a week.
It's going to be a gooey messy mash, but I think I'll survive lol