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Old 03-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Just bottled last night an extra IPA. The kit was described as a cross between Bells Hopslam and Maharaja. It was supposed to be around 9%ABV, but ended up being 10.5%, the only thing I did different from the recipe was I was instead of adding "2lbs of corn sugar late addition (0 min)" - I forgot and added it when the wort was cooling, prob around 120 degrees. Had a nice strong hop flavor up front, VERY sweet, and ended with a nice hop that lingered. This would be a great beer if the sweetness mellows out. Someone please tell me it will, please.

*I also used 3/4 cup sugar (boiled in 2 cups water) to prime.

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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Maybe. IIPAs do tend to have a sweeter finish than IPAs. Carbonation adds a carbonic acid "bite" that can help counteract any sweetness.

Usually, if a beer is a bit sweet it means it is underhopped, or at least the bittering addition was inadequate. Conditioning won't fix that, but can make the perception of the beer less sweet.

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Well, I did boil over 2x when adding the hops. So there is a great chance that it is underhopped.

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What was the OG and FG?

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What was the OG and FG?
Going off memory - 1.100 OG 1.018 FG
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Conditioning won't fix that, but can make the perception of the beer less sweet.

Finally carbed up, isn't that nasty sweet. Very well balanced. I just had to wait a little longer.
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good ffor you. carbination often changes the way we percieve beer. Usually sweetness doesnt mellow out. An og that high likely will end up sweeter, just cant ferment all that good ness. at 1.1018 that sounds like it has doen a lot fo work and dont think you could get much more out of yeast.

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