Rye Brown Ale

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Samaral
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Rye Brown Ale

I'm new to the forum, but I have been listening to the podcast from day1. You guys do a great I look forward to every new episode. On to my question. I'm  just got some new malts that I've never used before. Crystal Rye 100 L and chocolate rye malt. So I put this recipe together just wondering what everyone think and I'm open to any suggestions.

8 gallon batch 

12.5 lbs Maris Otter 

1.5lbs rye malt

1 lb Crystal Rye 

1lb chocolate rye 

1lb aromatic malt

1oz cenntenel @60

1oz cenntenel @15

1oz cenntenel @0

Wlp007 

Thanks

denny
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I was gonna say too much choc

I was gonna say too much choc. rye and aromatic, but I see you're making an 8 gal. batch.  But I think you need more hops for it.

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

Samaral
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Thanks Denny, would keep it

Thanks Denny, would keep it all cenntenel or should I add a different hop for complexity?  I've  never used the crystal or chocolate malts before so I'm not sure what hops will go best? Thanks

denny
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What's the OG of the beer? 

What's the OG of the beer?  What's the AA% of the Centennial hops?

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

Samaral
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The og is 1.060 and aa of the

The og is 1.060 and aa of the cenntenel is 10% 

denny
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Great!  I plugged the numbers

Great!  I plugged the numbers into my software and it actually looks pretty good the way you have it!  If you do water adjustments, you'll likely have to adjust for the choc. rye pulling the pH down.

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

Samaral
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Thanks Denny! What do you

Thanks Denny! What do you think of the recipe? I'm a big fan of brown and rye ales but I have never put them together.  It great to get advice from you! Can't wait for the next podcast. 

denny
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I think in general it looks

I think in general it looks tasty!  I've used choc. rye a few trimes to make a rye brown.  My experience is that it can be a bit harsh, so you need a little sweetness to balance that.  Between the crystal rye and the aromatic you should be good.  Let us know how it turns out!

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

Samaral
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Will do!

Will do!