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Old 04-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default How to make low gravity IPA?

I made a great IPA the other day. The problem is I don't want to get drunk after 2-3 drinks. Can I reduce everything by 50% and get the same taste?

How can I make a good hoppy IPA with a low gravity?


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Old 04-25-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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I think it is called an APA.

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Old 04-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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Yeah, APA. I usually don't go past 0.5lb crystal but that's your choice. You can keep it well balanced if you keep your IBUs under 45... I usually go 35ish...

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Old 04-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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Type: All grain Size: 5.25 gallons
Color: 8 HCU (~6 SRM)

Bitterness: 51 IBU

OG: 1.054 FG: 1.014

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2 lb. German Vienna
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1.15 oz. Palisade (8.0% AA, 60 min.)

.25 oz. Palisade (8.0% AA, 30 min.)

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Can I reduce everything by 50% and get the same taste?
No!!!! Reduce only the base malt, not the specialty malts. Calculate your BU:GU ratio for the normal version and reduce the hops to match that in the lower OG version. Maybe drop the BU:GU ratio a tiny bit as the hops will stand out more in a lower OG beer.
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