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Old 11-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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I was given a beer kit from a friend Midwest Supplies a month back and after looking at the kit I have already made their Irish Stout before. What I wanted to do was make it but also try to make it more of a Black IPA. What are your thoughts on this recipe? What type of hops would you add ?


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Old 11-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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I've made one of the Midwest stouts and it was pretty good after 5 weeks but I don't know if you can turn that into a black IPA.
Many stouts use Willamette, Northern Brewer, Fuggles or Golding hops.
True stouts aren't hoppy while IPA's are hoppy to very hoppy.
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Many black IPAs are black in color only...they use debittered malt and often steep the dark grains cold to extract the color but not much of the roasty character.

But, I have had "roasty" IPAs before (or hoppy stouts) and they're pretty good. Very interesting.

Willamette + Cascade would be a solid choice, IMO.
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