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Old 12-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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I'm making a el dorado single hop ipa using 9lbs of golden extract in 5gal. I want it to be a little dry but understand extracts sometimes have a hard time fermenting all the way. So my question is, about how much sugar would be a good idea to get the gravity down a little lower?

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Old 12-30-2013, 03:24 AM   #2
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You might want a half pound of crystal to add a little character.

I usually add a little sugar to my IPAs, 1 lb is probably the upper limit. Being roughly 10% of the sugars, it will lower the fg by about .003, may be .004.

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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I add 0.5lb sugar for every 1lb DME after the original 6lb LME/5lb DME. No more than 1lb for most styles. Should dry out to around 1.010. I would go up to 2lb for a Belgian style.

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Cool thanks for the input

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