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Offline Kirk

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Red-Rye IPA
« on: May 07, 2011, 01:36:06 PM »
Just brewed my first Rye IPA yesterday.  Denny, I largely followed your recipe.  I used 71.9% 2-Row, 17.9% Rye, 6% Dingeman's Special-B (because it's my favorite crystal right now), 4% Wheat, and 0.4% Carafa Special.

The wort had a beautiful red hue to it, which I was shooting for.  But my question is:  Does Rye contribute anything to color?  Or, as I suspect did I get it mostly from the tiny bit of Carafa?
Kirk Howell

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Re: Red-Rye IPA
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 01:37:20 PM »
Rye adds an orange-red hue to beer IMO.
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Re: Red-Rye IPA
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 05:03:52 PM »
Thanks Denny, do you ever use Rye in other recipes more for its color than for its flavor?
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