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Old 10-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Making an IPA and Black IPA from the same brew cycle

I want to see if this can work or has been done by anyone else, here are my thoughts:

- make 9 1/2 gallons of wort with base grains, specialty malts and hops
- regular process: mash, boil, chill
- split the 9 1/2 gallons into 5 gallons and 4 1/2 gallons
- make a 1/2 gallon wort with dark specialty grains (steep or mash) on the side
- boil to sanitize
- chill to fermentation temps with ice bath
- add 1/2 gallon wort to 4 1/2 gallons wort to make 5 gallons

First batch would be an IPA, while adding the dark specialty malts to the second batch would create a BIPA.

I'm guessing theoretically this could work, wondering if anyone has other combinations they have tried.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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No reason it couldn't work. Just throw the dark grains into a grain sock and steep them like you would an extract batch.
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Ive done it. I did 5 gals split into 2 batches. I did an IIPA. I steeped some carafa and black malt in a separate pot and added it to one fermenter. I had an IIPA and a BIIPA.
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