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Radical Brewing says that triticale is a useful alternative to rye. Apparently it's a rye-wheat hybrid, and is easier to sparge than rye, while still having a good rye flavour. I'm interested in trying it, but I would like to know:

  • How close are the flavours? What are the main differences?
  • Is it technically similar to rye in terms of how it should be brewed? Is the sparge easier?
  • How easy is it to get hold of malted triticale (I'm in the UK)? Is this a better bet than flaked, or are they similar in outcome?
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