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Old 03-05-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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Im starting to think that low 1070's is about as big as I want to go for IPA or even IIPA.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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I agree with that for an IPA. For a IIPA I like to get up around 1.085 or so. Most of the extra gravity points on the IIPA come from simple sugar, so it's not that much heavier.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:11 AM   #3
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Since being disappointed with so many large commercial IIPA and IPA offerings I don't like to go above 1.060 for my home IPAs and pales.

I see no point, and none of my attempts at giant IPAs have gone so well that I felt it was worth the hop usage.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:22 AM   #4
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I like shooting for between 1.070 and 1.080. Ferment down to the low teens and you're still pushing 8.5%. I think 8-8.5% is the best range for the style, while still ensuring the necessary attenuation.

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