"Chili P" Red Rye

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by gbennett44, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. gbennett44

    gbennett44 Disciple (50) New York Oct 13, 2011

    Hey all,

    Brewing up a chili pepper red rye this weekend. Let me know what you think.

    AG Batch
    5 Gallons
    Single Infusion Mash at 152
    OG: 1.061
    FG: 1.016
    13 SRM
    6% ABV

    7# 2 Row
    1# Munich
    8oz C-120
    4oz CaraMunich
    2oz Special B
    1.5# Flaked Rye
    1# Rye Malt

    .5oz Centennial 9.7% (60)
    .5oz Centennial 9.7% (20)
    .5oz Centennial 9.7% (10)
    .5oz Centennial 9.7% (2)


    1 stick cinnamon at flameout

    Roast Serrano and Anaheim Peppers, steam in plastic bag and freeze. Place in Secondary with additional cinnamon stick. (5 Days)

    Let me know what you guys think. Any input is welcome, especially when it comes to the peppers and cinnamon. Looking for a subtle complexity for half the batch. The other half I'm going to stick a chili pepper in each bottle :)
  2. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (470) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I'd taste it before you add that second cinnamon stick.
  3. ryane

    ryane Savant (380) Washington Nov 21, 2007

    I agree with inchrisin about the 2nd cinnamon stick,

    Also why 1# of munich? I see people doing this all the time, its a base malt, its not going to add much character when adding a single pound. If you want bready flavors use something like victory/biscuit/etc

    I might back down on the IBUs a bit if you plan on the chilis being spicy, as 35ish IBU, heat, and cinnamon might be too much. I think a very malty beer could mesh with the chilis and cinnamon though
  4. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (665) California Jun 12, 2009 Verified

    "I f*cking hate chili powder!!"
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  5. i think this is sound advice
  6. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (660) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Verified

    Its for color.
  7. 1 pound of Munich wont add much/any color to a recipe. A 100% Munich grain bill will result in a red beer but as stated above it is a base malt.
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (825) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    I just came in here to see if there was a comment referencing Breaking Bad.. haha.
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  9. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Don't drink it guys, there's ricin in it.
  10. I was going to be the first one to post and put something like "Yo, chili P's my signature!" but then being the first poster and running the risk of the OP not knowing what I was talking about...well, that's what made me not do it. :oops:
  11. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (570) Florida Sep 13, 2011

    That's my signature!