Hi there, For my "Getting away from the in-laws for a day between Christmas and New Years" brew this year I am planning to use the packet of Nelson Sauvin hops I have in the freezer. I've never used actual hops and not pellets before so thought it was a good occasion to try it. And I have never brewed with Rye and I heard the two can go quite well so thats the plan Here is the recipe: boil/batch size: 19/15 litres IBU: 54 ABV: 6.3% 3.25kg pale malt 1kg rye 250g Caramunich III 250g CaraRye 250g Carapils 20g Nelson Sauvin @60 20g Nelson Sauvin @15 30g Nelson Sauvin @ Whirlpool 30g Nelson Sauvin @dry hop (5 days) (irish moss @15) Mangrove Jacks M-42 New World Strong Yeast I took the grain bill from a discussion online of a Beavertown rye IPA and swapped out some Crystal 10 for the carapils, I thought with the two caramel malts already the crystal 10 would not be adding much more? My main concern is the balance of malt to hops. Worried the rye and sweet malts might overpower. I could use some Sladek or Columbus for the bittering charge and save an extra 20g for whirlpool or dry hop? Any comments, ideas or advice most welcome. I usually know quite firmly what I want to do but I'm in uncharted territory here. Cheers!