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Old 08-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Midwest HopHead Double IPA, addition?

Hi everyone,

I am planning on brewing Midwest's "HopHead Double IPA" as I have heard nothing but good things so far and am looking to brew a nice hoppy double. I was looking over the recipe

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5 gallon batch 1.070-1.074 SG
9.3 pounds of Light LME (unhopped)
12 oz Crystal 60L
8 oz Victory
4 oz Aromatic
1 oz Chinook (60)
1/2 oz Centennial (45)
1/2 oz Cascade (30)
1/2 oz Centennial (20)
1/2 oz Cascade (10)
1 oz Crystal (5)
2 oz Cascade leaf - dry hop for 3-10 day

and was wondering if adding a lb of corn sugar would be beneficial. I was thinking that it would serve two purposes, to boost the ABV and to dry the beer out a little.

Could anyone think of reasons not to add the additional sugar and/or does anyone know if it I would need to adjust any of the other ingredients if I did so?

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You should be alright adding the corn sugar. What type of yeast are you gonna use? If liquid I would make a nice starter for a IPA.
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You should be alright adding the corn sugar. What type of yeast are you gonna use? If liquid I would make a nice starter for a IPA.
I will probably go with the Wyeast 1056 and I will definitely be using a starter.
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Just bought my ingredients today and decided to add the 1 lb of corn sugar and picked up an extra 1oz of Simcoe leaf hops for dry hopping. Can't wait to brew this!


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