Brewing another collaborative beer with my friend and fellow brewer. We've been talking about brewing a rye IPA for awhile. Brewing late night, heating up the strike water now and hoping to get mashed in by midnight. Doesn't look good. Today's brew has pale, rye, munich, wheat, and chocolate malt. Some crystal rye for good measure. Target numbers are 15 plato, 12 lovibonds, and 50 IBU's. Finally mashed in at 12:40. Mash rest for forty minutes then mash out to 168 degrees. Quick vorlauf. Only halfway through the boil and it's 3:45 in the morning. Nice copper color with big hop character in the final wort. Pitching american ale yeast to let the ingredients shine.

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