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Postby rookie » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:27 am

I was thinking that the spiciness of rye woud blend well with hops other than citrusy American hops, a rye best bitter with goldings perhaps?
Anyone out there ever done any non IPA rye beers?
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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby rplace » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:17 am

I recently did a sort of Irish Red with half the malt swapped out for Rye, it made for a nice creamy, smooth beer. I don't ever really get the spice from rye. I think people are confused/expecting rye bread flavors but that, from what I understand, mostly comes from caraway seeds, no?
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rye non IPA beer

Postby Brewtime » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:08 pm

I get the spiciness from the rye. It has a distinct flavor. Try bourbon distilled from rye you will get the same spice notes


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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby dmtaylor » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:52 am

I make a rye ale with 40% rye malt. I use Hallertau hops. It has won awards. It is NOT any more spicy than you would expect from the use of a little German hops. NOT spicy. It has a very earthy, almost musky flavor, and it produces the fullest body and creamiest head of any beer you will ever make in your life. I encourage you to try it with any hop, it blends nicely with any hop at all, and see for yourself. Not spicy. But it does do very wonderful things to any beer.
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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby KTbrew » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:16 pm

When people describe rye as spicy often times I think they are searching for a description of a unique flavor that is just difficult to describe. In most of the rye IPA’s that I’ve had the rye has more of an effect on the body than the flavor and aroma. The Bruery’s Rugbrod has one of the strongest and best rye characteristics that I have ever tasted in a rye beer. To get a good idea of what rye can really add to a beer I highly recommend trying it.
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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby CA_Mouse » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:15 pm

I just did a Belgian Blonde using rye, not really a spice flavor, but it gives it more body.

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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby tookalisten » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:26 am

Good thread! My blonde ale keg is getting low and I was trying to think of a replacement with a different twist. I think I will add some Rye as suggested and only use Cascade hops.

Maybe:
8 lbs 2 row
1 lb Rye (is that enough?)
0.5 lb Crystal 15
1 oz Cascade - 60 min
1 oz Cascade - 0 min
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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby rookie » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:23 am

tookalisten wrote:Good thread! My blonde ale keg is getting low and I was trying to think of a replacement with a different twist. I think I will add some Rye as suggested and only use Cascade hops.

Maybe:
8 lbs 2 row
1 lb Rye (is that enough?)
0.5 lb Crystal 15
1 oz Cascade - 60 min
1 oz Cascade - 0 min
US-05


A certain rye expert who I won't name* says go with 20%, or more.











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Re: rye non IPA beer

Postby tookalisten » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:54 pm

20% it is. Denny does seem to know a little about brewing with Rye.
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