Hey guys! So this Sunday I am going to brew up my first batch of Denny Conn's Rye IPA, and I am quite excited. I have made a couple of other Rye beers before, and I really like the dry, crisp and slightly spicy flavor the rye added. So anyway, I had a quick question which I have my own answer to, but wanted to hear other opinions.
I am following the recipe from TastyBrew.com | Forum | Denny's Rye IPA - Recipe here
The total estimated IBU is 75.1, the AAU of the Columbus that I have, vs what is said on the recipe (11.1 vs 17.8) gives me an estimated IBU of 54.7. I want to follow the recipe fairly closely, so I am planning on increasing the 60 min Columbus to 1.4 oz to give me an estimated IBU of 67.5. (I tend to prefer a beer that isn't too bitter, so I thought i'd back off just a hair). I assume that adding another 0.4 oz isn't going to have a perceptable flavor difference, but just get the bitterness closer to what the recipe recommends. I was just wondering what you guys think. Also, I know a lot of people have tried this recipe, I'd be curious as to your thoughts?
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