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Rye Pale Ale
« on: February 23, 2015, 11:18:39 PM »
So the recipe I'm really enjoying right now from a local commercial brewery is made up of...
Grains
-80% 2-Row
-15% Rye
-5% Melanoidin

Hops
-Magnum (Bittering)
-Citra
-Centennial

My question is the 15% rye typical of a rye pale ale?
Secondly, any advice on how to schedule the hops and in what rough amount?


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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 12:57:13 AM »
So the recipe I'm really enjoying right now from a local commercial brewery is made up of...
Grains
-80% 2-Row
-15% Rye
-5% Melanoidin

Hops
-Magnum (Bittering)
-Citra
-Centennial

My question is the 15% rye typical of a rye pale ale?
Secondly, any advice on how to schedule the hops and in what rough amount?




1/  If you're liking this brewery's beer, then leave the grist % as is.

2/  I'd add 30 IBU Magnum - 60 min.
     Then add 15 IBUs total of a mixture of Citra and Centennial, spread from 10 minutes to 0 minutes,ie., add some at 10 mins, 5 mins, 0 mins. Use software to figure IBUs.
     Then dry hop 2 - 2.5 oz more of the mixture for 7 days, room temp.


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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 01:00:34 AM »
Thanks Jon!

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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 01:06:12 AM »
Thanks Jon!

Anytime !  Some brewers use more rye (in some beers), but you like this beer, and using a higher amount of rye can lead to a stuck runoff. I say go with what tastes good to you. This'll be good.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 01:08:48 AM »
Thanks Jon!

Anytime !  Some brewers use more rye (in some beers), but you like this beer, and using a higher amount of rye can lead to a stuck runoff. I say go with what tastes good to you. This'll be good.

Yeah I thought it was a low % as I couldn't make out a lot of rye taste in this beer. Although I have little to no experience drinking rye beers.

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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Thanks Jon!

Anytime !  Some brewers use more rye (in some beers), but you like this beer, and using a higher amount of rye can lead to a stuck runoff. I say go with what tastes good to you. This'll be good.

Yeah I thought it was a low % as I couldn't make out a lot of rye taste in this beer. Although I have little to no experience drinking rye beers.

Rye is interesting. I don't mind a little like in your recipe, but I'm not a fan when it completely dominates.  IIRC, sam adams has a seasonal Rye that I didn't care for.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 04:32:01 PM »
Thanks Jon!

Anytime !  Some brewers use more rye (in some beers), but you like this beer, and using a higher amount of rye can lead to a stuck runoff. I say go with what tastes good to you. This'll be good.

Yeah I thought it was a low % as I couldn't make out a lot of rye taste in this beer. Although I have little to no experience drinking rye beers.

IMO, 15% rye is about as low as you can go and still detect the rye.  I've gone as high as 40%.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 04:41:54 PM »
Does flaked rye lend a softer impact? The last time I used rye malt, it didn't seem to get milled very well and my efficiency suffered. I have considered using flaked next time around.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 04:44:25 PM »
My 2 cents... 15% is a pretty good number.  I'm drinking a Rye IPA right now with 15% (3 of that 15 is chocolate rye) and I'm thinking about cutting it back a touch for the next iteration of it.  Maybe I'll stick with that total percentage but replace the 3% of chocolate rye with straight rye.

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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 04:44:32 PM »
Does flaked rye lend a softer impact? The last time I used rye malt, it didn't seem to get milled very well and my efficiency suffered. I have considered using flaked next time around.

IMO, flaked rye doesn't have the same, or as much, flavor as malted rye.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 10:53:28 PM »
Just a follow up, I've got (what I think) is a very close recipe compared to the ABV and IBU's of the commercial recipe.

Any guess where I should aim for the mash temp. on this?

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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 11:15:56 PM »
Just a follow up, I've got (what I think) is a very close recipe compared to the ABV and IBU's of the commercial recipe.

Any guess where I should aim for the mash temp. on this?

152-153F is hard to beat most times.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 11:34:34 PM »
Just a follow up, I've got (what I think) is a very close recipe compared to the ABV and IBU's of the commercial recipe.

Any guess where I should aim for the mash temp. on this?

what yeast you using-US-05? depending on yeast i've mashed in anywhere from 150-153F with FG of 1.008-1.012
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 11:51:21 PM »
Yeah, yeast definitely factors in - I pretty much always use 1056 for APA and AIPA. And the amount of crystal I use is also a factor in my mash temp. 5-6% crystal, I'll mash APA most often @ 152-153F.  7% crystal I usually mash @ 150-151F.
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Re: Rye Pale Ale
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2015, 12:01:19 AM »
Just a follow up, I've got (what I think) is a very close recipe compared to the ABV and IBU's of the commercial recipe.

Any guess where I should aim for the mash temp. on this?

what yeast you using-US-05? depending on yeast i've mashed in anywhere from 150-153F with FG of 1.008-1.012

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