Looking for feedback on a hoppy porter recipe

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  1. Dukeoprunz

    Dukeoprunz New Member

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    I'm designing a recipe that's meant to be something between a hoppy porter and a black IPA and wanted to mix it up a bit. I haven't used rye before but understand it might add a bit of a peppery note which would an interesting element, and was also intrigued by the idea of blackcurrant notes from Bramling Cross.

    Here's what I was picking and would love thoughts on whether it makes sense:

    5.5 gal batch size

    Grain bill
    - 9.5 lb Pale Ale 3.5L
    - 3.0 lb Carabrown malt 55L
    - 1.0 lb Rye 3.5L
    - 0.5 lb Black malt 500L

    Hops bill
    1.5 oz Warrior 16AA @ 60min
    1.0 oz Fuggles 4.5AA @ whirlpool
    2.0 oz Bramling Cross @ dryhop

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    Eric.
     
  2. Steve Ruch

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    At 7% of the grain bill you won't get very much from the rye.
     
  3. Megary

    Megary Well-Known Member

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    I’ve used Rye quite a bit and in upwards of 20% of the grain bill. I’ve never once noticed a spicy note. If one exists, I’d guess it would require a ton of Rye. I’d be stunned if you noticed any spice from that amount of Rye with all the hops and dark malts.
    What I get from Rye is a lot of diastatic power and seemingly better head retention.

    Regardless, I like your idea and as a lover of porters I’m very interested in how this turns out.

    Good luck!
     

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