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Old 05-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default How do you hit your volume on big IPAs

If you are brewing a double IPA for example (say 10 ounces of pellets in the boil) what do you do to make sure you get 5 gallons of beer at the end? I have been having issues losing beer in the hop sludge, I am just looking for what solutions people have devised.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Just up your boil volume a little to compensate and adjust your gravity accordingly.

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Exactly! Just scale the recipe up. Many of my recipes call for 5.5-6 gallons at the end of the boil, so that I can get 5.25-5.5 gallons into the fermenter and then 5 finished gallons into the keg.

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Just up your boil volume a little to compensate and adjust your gravity accordingly.
This. Some software has a hop absorption factor you can use, but I usually estimate about an extra quart per 4-5 ounces of pellets. Seems to get me pretty close most of the time. I enter it in BrewTarget as kettle to fermenter losses, so I just have to tweak my equipment profile if it's going to vary significantly from that standard.
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