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Old 11-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Imperial IPA and Attenuation??

I brewed a I2PA on 10/27 with og of 1.071. Justtook a reading today 11/17 and have a reading of 1.021 so I have an attention of 70.4% is that good? Just not sure because the last batch I did had an attenuation of 80%. Any input would be great.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Seems good to me! Depends in which yeast you used, and if it's an extract brew.
Extract often stops at around 1.020.

If you want you can warm it up a few degrees and gently swirl the fermenter, and wait a few days to see if it does anything, but after 3 weeks I'd say you're good to go!


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Old 11-17-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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It depends on the yeast strain.

I tend to use some table sugar in my big IPAs to dry them out. It makes them more drinkable.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:57 AM   #4
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I brewed a I2PA on 10/27 with og of 1.071. Justtook a reading today 11/17 and have a reading of 1.021 so I have an attention of 70.4% is that good? Just not sure because the last batch I did had an attenuation of 80%. Any input would be great.

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We kinda gotta know more about what ingredients you've worked with here and there....

Generally speaking 70% is fine.

If you didn't do so... make well-sized yeast starter.


If it's a grain-mash, then mash your IPA around 150F for 90 minutes. That will help you hit lower gravity.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:02 AM   #5
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1.021 i not bad for an iipa if extract. extract or all-grain?
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It was a extract kit from morebeer (rogue I2PA)
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...but which yeast was in the kit? Some yeast are more attenuative than others.
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Liquid California ale
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Thats seems about right for an extract batch with that yeast.


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