I've been fiddling with an IPA recipe for a few batches, and finally I have created an ale that is perfect for me, except for the abv. I'd like to achieve about 7.5% but I don't want to detract from the flavor I'm getting now. It's hopped 100% using citra hops (pellet) - 2 oz for 60 min, 2 oz final 15 min, 1 oz after the boil. I don't know the precise abv of my current recipe, because my OG reading was erroneous - way too high (my bad). Two questions:
1. Based on ingredients, roughly what abv should I expect? I'm using 8 lbs Alexander pale lme, 1 lb Carlson Briess pilsner dme, 1 lb cracked Munich malt, and 8 oz Muntons crushed crystal malt. Yeast is 1 pkg dry Fermentis Sofale s-05 ale yeast.
2. To yield 7.5% abv, how can I tweak the recipe without substantially altering the flavor?
Thanks for any advice.