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Old 07-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Looking to give this a shot. Probably 8 gallon batch split on WLP 644 and good ol Brett B 650.

Just threw together 80% 2row, 10% rye, 10% munich in beersmith. Tentatively planning bittering with Columbus & flavor/aroma with Tett & Nelson.

I want to keep it fairly simple. Both want to brew a rye beer & after hearing Chad from Crooked Stave on the BN I'm using the rye to leave a little body.

Any input, tips, tricks for these strains and how I should potentially modify the grain bill?


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Old 07-02-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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10% malted rye will leave little rye character in a rye IPA, especially a sour one. It all depends on your preference, of course; my next brew is a (non-soured) rye IIPA with 25% rye -- I like the rye to really talk.


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Old 07-02-2012, 05:54 AM   #3
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Good to know. Would you bump up the rye at the expense of the 2row, munich, or both?

Also, I'm expecting the Brett to be fairly clean and/or fruity so I'm trying to make the rye present but not THE highlight.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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I'd bump up the rye at the expense of the munich, to 15/5 or 20/0. With a bunch of hops and Brett, I don't think the rye will steal the show.

Why Tett in the flavor hop? I've never used it, but it's published characteristics make me think it's an odd choice
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:09 AM   #5
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I read a few threads on rye beers mentioning that Tett's spice worked well. I thought I'd accentuate spice a little to go along with my Nelson addiction. Also thought of Pac Jade & remembered you got spice out of Merkur. All options.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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Merkur sounds like it'd be at home between Columbus & Nelson. Nothing against Tett, just digging that Merkur hop!
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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Haha! Ok! I'll plan on upping the rye and using Merkur! Although it's tempting to go Centennial/Nelson since I love to combine 12 ideas that should be separate into one brew!

This Bruery White Oak is not bad btw. My coherency however will be questionable in an hour or two. Expect silly messages on all mediums.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #8
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More telling the world about my propane buying habits? Enjoy.....and Centennial/Nelson sounds like a winner to me
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #9
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Ok! Centennial it is! You'll be listed as co-brewer now!

Thinking I'll hedge towards 55-60 IBU. For my first split 100% Brett experiment I want an IPA, but I want to get a feel for what Brett brought. Actually considering dropping it down to 45-50 IBU 5.5% pale territory. Session Brett IPA. lol
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #10
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With the way Brett should dry a beer out, I'm assuming you can go down to even 20-25 IBU and have an IPA feel. Especially going on the session side, don't neglect the late hops though!


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