I was listening to a podcast featuring BIG Dog from Scotland.
These guys made a 200 yo IPA recipe and actually recreated
the trip to India in casks on a modern ship.
Anyway, they gave a recipe for an off the chart IPA
in kiloliters and I used the SWAG (scientific wild assed guess)
to convert it. To top off this snowballing madness,
I substituted 1/2 gallon of honey to save money on the grain bill
and keep my chief financial officer (wife ) happier
1/2 gallon honey
1 # domestic 2 row
4 #'s Merris Otter
1# Red Wheat
.5 chocolate malt
1.5 # L30 Crystal malt
2 oz Columbus 4 additions
2 oz Centeniel 4 additions
white labs American Ale
My flimsy plastic hydrometer tube died so I have no Gravities. (really dislike those)
The batch fermented actively for four days and has a not so nice cloying sweetness.
My first thought is to brew a high gravity batch on top of this
or maybe split it between two milder batches?
Any constructive advice would be sincerely appreciated!!