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Old 08-10-2008, 05:07 AM   #1
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I am about to make a pretty classic IPA and I wanted to spice it up with something different maybe for the last 5 to 10 of the boil or even for the secondary. Any ideas?



 
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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How about some wood chips? haven't tried yet but plan to...



 
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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I'm sure it would be beneficial to see your recipe, but if I were to speculate I would say half a dead cat?
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:08 AM   #4
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I'm sure it would be beneficial to see your recipe, but if I were to speculate I would say half a dead cat?
Is the second half for dry hopping?
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:53 AM   #5
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Is the second half for dry hopping?
yeah, just a joke, I'm all hopped up on homebrew.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #6
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Black Pepper.....course crush into the kettle last 15m. Funky!

 
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:22 PM   #7
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I like the sounds of that.....a black pepper IPA, something with some kick in the back of the throat. My recipe is 7 pounds light malt extract, 1 pound crystal malt (120L) and .5 pound toasted barley. 2 oz. 6.6 % sterling for bittering and 3/4 oz. cascade for aroma. Making a starter with a white labs english ale yeast.

 
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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You could use some corriander or better yet, if you still have time, get some Belgian yeast and ferment at a high temp. Of course, that would make it a Belgian IPA.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:17 PM   #9
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I've had my eye on this recipe for some time - may be just what you are looking for:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=40456

I'm having a difficult time imagining the flavor combinations of basil in an IPA, but am intrigued nonetheless.

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:12 AM   #10
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How about some grapefruit or lime zest?


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