In the past, Briess offered a Rye LME. At the moment, it's not listed on their products page.Looking for rye malt extract
Rye has the diastatic power to convert itself. I had that same question a while back and posed it on another thread. I then did a mini mash batch and it worked out just fine.I think rye is best mashed with some two row. I do not think you could do a mini mash of 100% rye malt. Even if you could, why not include some two any way?
FWIW, this morning I had to use a search engine to find it (link) on their site. I didn't see it on the extract products page (link)Williams brewing says they have it.
I second that option, you might be happier with the result too.Williams brewing says they have it.
Sounds like an excuse or opportunity to add a new tool to your brewing skills and do a partial extract mash. Good chance you already own everything you need. Maybe buy a grain bag.
I buy all my grain and ingredients from Atlanticbrewsupply.com. They offer single or double crush and all grains are sold by the ounce. They have an excellent selection and excellent customer service too.In general I like the BIAB mini-mash idea, but one worry is that if you have the grains milled for you, they may seriously under-crush the rye. May be best to find a local store willing to adjust the mill gap for you. Anybody have experience buying pre-crushed rye online?
Along those lines, I am surprised that nobody makes Oat Extract, at least not that I have found. Seems like there would be a market for stuff like Oatmeal Stouts and Hazies. I am not sure anybody makes Vienna Extract either. I have been curious about trying out some Munich Extract but none of my normal vendors stock it and I mostly see it for sale in 3# LME containers.I remember there was a big push to make rye extracts a thing a few years ago but it never took off because rye isn't used enough by brewers especially in the haze/pastry era.
Malted Rye would be fine to mash by itself. The spec sheet for Briess lists their Rye Malt with a DP of 105, which is about the same as most base malts. Other forms of Rye (like flaked or torrified) would need a malted grain in the mash.I think rye is best mashed with some two row. I do not think you could do a mini mash of 100% rye malt. Even if you could, why not include some two any way?
Both were, but apparently are not currently (Nov 2021) available from Briess.... Vienna Extract ... Munich Extract ...