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5.5 gallon batch
est abv 9.3
ibus 150
color 25srm

6oz hops threw 90 min boil
90 cent
75 cent
60 cent
45 cent
30 cent
15 cent

4oz carafa 2
4oz chocolate malt
1lb caramel/crystal-150l
1.5lb honey
14lbs palemalt 2 row

mashed at 150 for 90 min

idk what do you guys think ill be pitching the yeast in an hour after it chills
 
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so if anybody cares the wort i took out with the wine theif i tested for og {it ws 1.085} and it tasted like black coffee with alot of sugar
i also added 1 cup light dry malt extract 5 mins from the end
 

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Just so you know, you basically have 5 bittering additions of varying effectiveness and one flavor addition in this beer. After hops have been boiled for 20-25 minutes, all of the nice flavorful aromatics have boiled off, and you're really just isomerizing alpha acid. A 30m addition, is for all intents and purposes, just a bittering addition that provides you with half the IBU of a 60-90m addition. Next time, concentrate your hops after the 20m mark. For your hops, if I wanted a high IBU beer, I would have gone:

2oz 90m

2oz 20m
2oz 10m
3oz 0m

and THEN dry hopped the beer. This is really more of an imperial black IPA than a regular one.
 
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Hey thanks for the input ! That made the the bittering process pretty clear.I will be keeping that in mind for further brews.
 
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What hops are you using? Even with a pretty high gravity, that is going to be a pretty darned bitter
"brown" IPA.

or is cent = centennial? that was registering as "percent" in my head for some reason.
 
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Cent=Centennial
yes it is pretty bitter from my wort tasting.
 
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Ha, I'm an idiot. Just re-read the title of the post. Drinkin', ya know?

Hope it turns out swell, check back when you're having a pint!

actually- what yeast are you using and did you use a starter?
 
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Wy'east american ale II 1056 i think , It was from the primary of my last ipa , I washed the yeast , and got 4 pints , the day before yesterday. Yesterday afternoon i made my starter 2 cups water 1/2 cup DME. Today after the starter was sitting for 24 hours the airlock stopped bubbling so i think the yeast ate all the sugar . I pitched the yeast like usual and the airlock started bubbling in the fermenter about 2 hours later.
 
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hey guys i just pulled the beer from secondary and put it into the cony keg,tasted some on my final gravity check 1.01 and it is pretty good. The ABV is a lil much at somewhere in the ballpark of 9% but it was what i was going for.The beer came out alot better than i thought with its got a nice chocolate aftertaste. cant wait for it to be carbed up ! im taking it to a small family wedding tommorow and bottling with the counterpreasure bottle filler hope it makes the 2 hour drive
 
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this beer is great drinkability is nice high alchohal content , good chocolate after taste, took a six pack to my uncles wedding and it was enjoyed by everyone ! i gave a warning it was strong and bitter and served a lil bit in a 4-6 oz glass :mug:
 
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