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Old 05-02-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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To make an extract batch of a double I.P.A. I am asuming I would double the ingredient bill for whatever I.P.A. I am brewing, correct? If true would I also pitch double the yeast? sounds like double the price but interesting none the less for a noob. anyone have a proven double I.P.A. recipe I might try?

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Old 05-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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Usually double, or imperial, beers do not actually have twice the grain bill. Like the bock to doppelbock relationship, it's a stronger beer, but usually not doubled. Doppelbocks may have anywhere from 20% more grain to a full doubling (though this would be rare).

For an IPA, where a typical gravity might be 1.060, I would probably aim for increasing ingrediants by 50% to get you up around 1.090. That would make a great IIPA.
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