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Old 04-06-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
doornumber3
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So i brewed this IPA about 4 weeks ago and my friend I brew with really liked the sample but was asking if there's anything that would make it a hair sweeter. I posted the link to the recipe below.....any suggestions?

http://hopville.com/recipe/41326


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Old 04-06-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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Looks like it should be sweet enough already from the ingredients. IPAs are generally dryer than APAs. I don't know any details, but would suggest you consider not messing with it.

What was your FG? I like my FGs for IPA to be 1.010 or lower.

If you must sweeten a beer ...... although I consider it to be sacrilegious, you can add some lactose at bottling. Boil it with the priming sugar. Lactose is non-fermentable. Use with restraint as it can get too sweet quickly. 2 ozs will increase the gravity of a 5 gallon batch by .001.



 
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, i didn't want to sweeten it but told him would find out. I'm a total hop head so we get difference of opinions on beers. Final was 1.012 if i remember correctly.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #4
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Dump some Splenda in his half.

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:55 AM   #5
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I like IPAs to be drier as well. It lets the hops shine through better.



 
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