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Offline tcanova

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Black IPA
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:59:10 PM »
So this is what I brewed yesterday.

Black IPA or Cascadian ale, whichever you prefer

10 gallon batch

in the mash
18lbs 2 row
1 lb midnight wheat
2 lbs crystal 60L

added at sparge
6 oz. chocolate

added after protein break
2 lbs cane sugar

Hops
2 oz. Magnum 13.5 FWH
1.5 oz. Centennial 8.7 @ 20 min
1.5 oz. Centennial 8.7 @ 10 min
2 oz. Centennial 8.7 @ 5 min
2 oz. Cascade 5.5 @ 1 mn
Dry hop
2 oz. Cascade 7 - 10 days

California ale yeast
OG 1.070

So should I not have used the chocolate malt?  I am seeing all sorts of stuff now that what I actually made would be considered a hopped up stout.   
What's the worst that could happen?  Beer?


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Offline kmccaf

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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 03:21:47 PM »
I don't think 6 oz in a 10 gallon batch is going to affect it too much. Should be a tasty beverage. RDWHAHB.
So it goes.

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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 04:04:10 PM »
It's going to be a matter of taste. I love Black IPAs with a nice coffee/roast character, but others hate it. I like how hop bitterness works with the coffee bitterness, and I like the combo of citrus flavor with it as well.
Eric B.

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