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Old 08-25-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
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I brewed a AIPA last night and missed my OG by ~.12. First time for me and I didn't have any DME on hand (I know, rookie mistake). So my question to all is what options do I have here? I was planning on maybe dropping some Honey after a few more days of primary ferm. Has anyone used honey in an IPA? Anyone have any other ideas. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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Change the name of the beer. Seriously, you don't say what the OG was, but it is possible you will still have a very good beer that will be more of a standard APA rather than an IPA.

Adding honey will boost your alcohol level, but won't bring you closer to the AIPA style. It's just a different flavor profile. I personallly wouldn't do it.

Alternatively, if you have a LHBS, go get some DME or LME, boil it in a fairly high concentration and add it, if you really want that extra .12.


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I brewed a AIPA last night and missed my OG by ~.12.
Don't you mean .012?
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Change the name of the beer. Seriously, you don't say what the OG was, but it is possible you will still have a very good beer that will be more of a standard APA rather than an IPA.
I disagree. A weak IPA isn't a APA because the hop bitterness will be way high for an APA. So either you call it a weak IPA or an overhopped APA...either way its still off.

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Adding honey will boost your alcohol level, but won't bring you closer to the AIPA style. It's just a different flavor profile. I personallly wouldn't do it.
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Alternatively, if you have a LHBS, go get some DME or LME, boil it in a fairly high concentration and add it, if you really want that extra .12.
I agree this is probably your best option.
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Or rdwhahb, unless you are serving it to beer judges, I doubt anyone will call you out on ipa, apa or other style.
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Thanks for the replies. Hurried thru the original post and didn't give specifics, apologies. Target OG was 1.060 and only got 1.048. I wasn't all that timid on the hops either. 1oz Apollo 18% @ 60 and 1oz Cascade 5% @15 and 1oz Cascade @ ~2-3min. Afraid this may be a little much for a beer at 1.048. Gonna go to AHS and grab some dme. I need some to have some on hand anyway. Again... Thanks for the replies.
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Next time, it doesn't hurt to take a pre-boil gravity reading, adjusting for temp, and plan to boil for an extra 30 minutes if you think your OG is going to be low.
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Alternatively, if you have a LHBS, go get some DME or LME, boil it in a fairly high concentration and add it, if you really want that extra .12.

I agree this is probably your best option.
I posited this as my last option largely because, not knowing where they OP lived, I wasn't sure if he HAD a lhbs. I don't have one, so something like that wouldn't be an option for me.
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Hey hercher, mind sharing your wedding recipe? Any PA with your bride's namesake has to be great.
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Happy to -- the beer is almost as beautiful as it's namesake (my niece)!

Base malt (I use Pearl) 12 lbs
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Yeast: Wyeast 1332 NW Ale.

I've been making this beer for about 15 years now. It is the family favorite, partially for the name. It is the beer I make most often, and I don't mess with the recipe.

Let me know how you like it.


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