I looked at my hop inventory, and I've got lots of both Columbus pellets and whole hops in the freezer. I'm thinking of making a Rye IPA with all Columbus. I've got 2 lb of rye malt, which should be OK for a 6 gallon, 1.070 O.G. with 2 row and some crystal malt. Anyone know if all Columbus would be a bad idea? Thanks,
Dave, take a look at my recipe. The combo of Mt. Hood and Columbus adds a wonderful complexity. You could do all Columbus if you want, but it might be a bit intense. Not necessarily a bad idea, but maybe not the best, either. Also, My recipe uses 18% rye malt. My taste buds tell me that less than about 15% is really hard to detect.
Thanks Denny, Joe, the issue is living so far out in the middle of nowhere. But, I might be able to get to a homebrew shop in Rochester, NY in a week or so, and if I do, I'll pick up some Mt. Hood and more rye malt, but I doubt they'll have the latter (I just sent them a note asking). The next time I do a mail order, I'll definitely add rye malt.