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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 09:20:35 AM »
It could be ergot, in which I wouldn't brew with it (but would definitely eat it). ;D

I don't think it's ergot. I think some types of rye are just intersting colors. The flaked rye I brewed with the other day had a blue/green tint to it's 'husk' bits as well.

and I would not recommend eating ergot laden rye. Go find a hippy who's holding if you want that kind of fun.
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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 09:27:02 AM »
It could be ergot, in which I wouldn't brew with it (but would definitely eat it). ;D

I don't think it's ergot. I think some types of rye are just intersting colors. The flaked rye I brewed with the other day had a blue/green tint to it's 'husk' bits as well.

and I would not recommend eating ergot laden rye. Go find a hippy who's holding Denny if you want that kind of fun.
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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 11:17:24 AM »
I'm with the "it's normal' crowd.  Every batch of rye I've bought, from different suppliers, looks bluish to me.
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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 12:39:53 PM »
Thanks for all the input.  I'll be drinking the beer in about a week, so I'm either going to hallucinate marvelously  :o  and possibly die  :-[, or I'll just have a nice beer  :D

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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 01:30:44 PM »
Every rye I have ever bought looks like that and it makes the best American Rye!  Not to worry!
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Re: Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
It could be ergot, in which I wouldn't brew with it (but would definitely eat it). ;D

Ergot = not fun
Certain ergot derivatives = maybe fun, YMMV

Now if those were morning glory seeds instead of rye... :o

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does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 05:40:15 AM »
Fwiw I think the "ergot" comment was facetious. Or at least it was on my part. Does look normal to me. Even the flaked rye has a blue tint, though more subtle perhaps.
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Re: Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 07:05:51 AM »
Ergot = not fun
Certain ergot derivatives = maybe fun, YMMV

Your avatar would be so disappointed in you...

And yes, I was just having fun. I figured, if Denny can make a shroom beer, why not? ;)
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Re: Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 07:08:35 AM »
Ergot = not fun
Certain ergot derivatives = maybe fun, YMMV

Your avatar would be so disappointed in you...

And yes, I was just having fun. I figured, if Denny can make a shroom beer, why not? ;)

I knew you were just messing around. call me a party pooper  ;D
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Re: Re: Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 11:18:10 AM »
Ergot = not fun
Certain ergot derivatives = maybe fun, YMMV

Your avatar would be so disappointed in you...

That's true. But I had enough experiences in my college days where someone said "Hey let's watch 'The Wall' right now" at a particularly bad time for me where I feel the need to qualify that statement.

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Re: does rye malt always have a gray-blueish tint to it?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2012, 10:17:04 PM »
FWIW, it is not ergot. ergotine cysts are very dark and more resemble
grains of wild rice.
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