Diastatic Power of Rye?

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Diastatic Power of Rye?

Postby Gabe » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:59 pm

Is the diastatic power(dp) of rye enough to convert itself. I see that wheat has a dp of 130 where rye has a dp of 75. If not, what can I do to help it along without using any other grains? Really long mash? Beano? Any help at all would be welcomed. TIA.
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Postby HiGravity » Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:48 pm

It will convert itself just fine. What other grains are you using? What % will the rye be for your grain bill?
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Postby Gabe » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:07 pm

Just using rye. Not making beer, taking it a little further.
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Postby BrewBum » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:58 am

Isn't whiskey made with grain? Or Grain alcohol??

He could be using a still and doesn't want us to know.
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Postby Denny » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:00 am

The rye malt I usually use (Briess) has just enough diastatic power to convert itself. I don't know about others.
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Postby BrewBum » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:10 am

So yes. :wink: :P
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Postby gfoster » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:15 am

Nate, whiskey is basically distilled beer so yeah...

Brandy is distilled wine. Vodka is basically pure (well as pure as you can get it) alcohol cut with water to about 40% (80 proof). Rum is distilled from a fermented molasses mixture. That's about the limit of my memory from my copy of "the complete distiller" at the moment.

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Postby BrewBum » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:41 am

Thanks for the extended version Gary, just felt like being an smart with Major. No real reason other than that, awnry today I guess. :twisted:
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Postby gfoster » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:11 pm

Sorry, guess most people already knew that stuff. I didn't, just learned it and it was like an "aha" moment for me.

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Postby BrewBum » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:29 pm

No, Gary, I didn't know those things so I do appreciate the info. I knew I was pretty safe saying that grain was involved in whiskey and grain alcohol in some way though. I was short of the specifics, but that didn't matter when I just wanted to give Major some hell. :twisted:

Now, I need to go freeze a keg of tripel and pour whats left out so I can have some distilled hard alcohol. :)
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Postby QoB » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:19 pm

majorvices wrote:well, my excuse is if you get me taliking about bourbon I won't shut up. :D Or beer, for that matter.


Hey mvices, I've been searching for Henry Clay forever. It's one of the best bourbons I've ever had. Any recommedations on where I can find it? I'll drink Basil Haydens if I have to - but don't want to.
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