Hey dudes. Just a little update: I'm drinking the Rye IPA I made a while back with the usual heap of problems of a new homebrewer. In all it rates in my "it's okay for homebrew" category. f'ed up the hops in the recipe and should have known better, and with that forgot to de-chlorinate my water, so it's pretty astringent. It's only been carbing up for a week, and right now it's like a nicely stillaged cask ale. I'm going to keep drinking it, but will make sure I have some bottles after a month in the crawlspace to see if the hops have relaxed a bit, and if the carbonation is up a bit more. The rye shows really nicely though, and the nose is lovely and simcoe-y. Will re-do this in a few weeks with proper water, and better hop additions, and see how it goes. Next Tuesday I'm doing a pecan porter with a friend, that could be pretty cool. Maris and Carafa ii/iii with some oats. S.goldings and, well, pecans.