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Old 12-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Hello fellow searchers of the perfect brew.Im going to do a better brew ipa next,but was thinking of doing a hop tea with some challenger pellets.I also have some stella and topaz hops that I could introduce.Never used hops before so a bit unsue.Any ideas welcome.



 
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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You need some unhopped (plain) extract to do the hop additions. Teas are ok to add a little flavor,but no way in hell are you gunna get a quality IPA that way. I've done a couple pale ales that way in the beginning. But it's not a process that I think lends itself to IPA brewing.


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Old 12-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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So how would you sugest improving on a better brew IPA extract kit?I would always add 500g muntons DME and I use demarara sugar on the ales I have done in the past.what about dryhopping?

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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It'll be easier for you to look at My recipes for ideas. Particularly my BuckIPA recipe. Those'll show you how it's done.
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