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Old 08-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Chicago, IL
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Any thoughts on hop substitutes for aroma/dry hopping a Rye IPA? I'm a fan of both the Founder's Red's Rye and the Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye. Was planning to bitter with Chinook or Columbus. maybe cascade and/or Apollo?

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Old 08-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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I would use the Chinook for the bitter hops, esp if your going for that founders red rye bite. Never used Apollo but sounds interesting w/ a danky type aroma that could play nice with the Chinook. I'd say go for Chinook bitter, Columbus/Apollo for flavor and aroma, then dry hop all 3! That sounds tasty for sure, maybe a .5oz of each for 10 days or so... who knows, it might get "muddy" again I've never used Apollo, but it sure sounds good. Cheers

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
Feb 2010
Traverse city, Michigan
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I made a rye and dry hopped with citra

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
May 2011
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If you want a tasty rye, you can't beat Denny's wry smile. Search the site it's here somewhere. Great stuff.

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