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Old 05-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
Mar 2012
Southampton, Massachusetts
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I'm brewing an extract kit tomorrow for a Black IPA, from LHBS. The ABV is lower than I want (5%, I want 6% or more) and so LHBS said to add a lb of DME. I've heard add it last ten minutes of boil or even flame out. Suggestions? ANy thoughts/comments on doiung this in general?

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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you'll probably want to add more hops to keep the IBUs the same.

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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For a black beer, when you add the dme isn't as important since it is dark and you don't have to worry as much about carmelization affecting the color. That being said, I now do all my extract additions late so I don't get any flavors I'm not expecting. Ditto on looking at more hops to balance the malt addition, shouldn't be much.

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