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A favorite of just about anyone who's tried it and adopted house beer of a heck of a lot of the many who've brewed it, Denny Conn has graciously worked with us to offer this signature recipe. Hefty in all respects, this IPA beer kit is full-bodied, hoppy, strong, and very unique. This kit uses Denny's own house strain, Wyeast 1450, Denny's Favorite 50. Denny's notes: “Wry Smile Rye IPA was created for my wife’s yearly birthday party; my lovely wife prefers an IPA that lets you know it's got some hops. I started with a relatively straightforward American IPA recipe, and changed one thing at a time through 12-15 test batches until my wife and I agreed that the beer was perfect for our tastes. I’m happy that so many other people have found it perfect for their taste, too! When you pour the beer, the citrusy/floral aroma of the Columbus dry hops tickles your nose. When you take a sip, the beer opens with a bit of spicy hop flavor from the Mt. Hood first wort hops. The next thing that hits you is a slap in the face of bitterness from the Columbus. The flavor finishes with a back of the throat spiciness from the rye. The combination of rye and Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite 50 gives the beer a nice full, silky smooth mouthfeel. I hope Wry Smile will be the hit at your house like it has at mine!”
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Denny's Wry Smile Rye IPA Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1078 Total Time to Make 2 months
5.0 / 5.01 Reviewgreat rye tastemade this kit with two packs us-05,and kegged.a great rye beer,clean hop taste,with good rye bite that lingered on for several minutes.brewed a kit using 1450 wyeast,good beer,but toned down rye bite.my family and i like the bitter rye bite.i will be using us-05, or wyeast 1056 on next kit,enjoy rye bitter.we prefer hoppy bitter beers,but if you want to tone rye bit down, and round out beer use 1450.thanks denny and northern brewerJanuary 25, 2016
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 8 answersWould it be possible to do a full boil? How might that effect hop utilization for this recipe? Also, if I added an extra pound of corn sugar would that help counter act the then greater bitterness (even if it uped the gravity)? Thanks!!BEST ANSWER: have brewed three times doing a full boil.i used hop schedule as on recipe,as i understand it does not increase hop bitterness.i think you are correct ,extra one pound corn sugar will up gravity making beer taste less bitter.another option is using dennys 1450 yeast which mellows out hops and rye bite,as compared to 1056 which increases hop bitterness and rye bitewhat is the FG of the beer?BEST ANSWER: This may or may not help. I altered Northern's recipe by adding 2 lbs. of crystal rye to the grain bill. In spite of that I only achieved an OG of 1.074. My FG was 1.015.
I also altered and added to the hop schedule; but that shouldn't affect the specific gravity measurements.