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Old 01-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Hi all, I did an impromptu IIPA last weekend and the mash was around 150. I am learning beersmith (got it for Xmas) and I think I need to tweak my tun temp.... Anyway, I am afraid this will be too dry. Do you think I can do a small mash at 160, boil for a bit and add to the fermenter to give it a little sweetness?

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Hi all, I did an impromptu IIPA last weekend and the mash was around 150. I am learning beersmith (got it for Xmas) and I think I need to tweak my tun temp.... Anyway, I am afraid this will be too dry. Do you think I can do a small mash at 160, boil for a bit and add to the fermenter to give it a little sweetness?
A mash temp of 150 is about perfect for an IIPA. I think it would be almost impossible for it to be too dry.

If it is, you could try lactose or maltodextrine at bottling. But I doubt you will need it.
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