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Re: New Belgium Ranger
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 03:32:02 PM »
I find it interesting that they use Black Malt in their Imperial IPA

I'd imagine its a relative 'handful' or less only to get the color a bit darker than an all 2 row beer would turn out.  wouldn't be surprised if it was added add sparge time either.

I would assume that as well but it surprises me that they wouldn't want a bit more malt balance for such a hoppy beer...and yes I realize that an IIPA is about hops and not malt...

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Re: New Belgium Ranger
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013, 04:05:07 PM »

I find it interesting that they use Black Malt in their Imperial IPA

I'd imagine its a relative 'handful' or less only to get the color a bit darker than an all 2 row beer would turn out.  wouldn't be surprised if it was added add sparge time either.

I would assume that as well but it surprises me that they wouldn't want a bit more malt balance for such a hoppy beer...and yes I realize that an IIPA is about hops and not malt...

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Re: New Belgium Ranger
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 11:34:41 AM »
I find it interesting that they use Black Malt in their Imperial IPA

I'd imagine its a relative 'handful' or less only to get the color a bit darker than an all 2 row beer would turn out.  wouldn't be surprised if it was added add sparge time either.

I would assume that as well but it surprises me that they wouldn't want a bit more malt balance for such a hoppy beer...and yes I realize that an IIPA is about hops and not malt...

not really - Stone's Enjoy By is just basemalt (a split of MO and 2-row).  When the gravity gets that high its actually hard to 'cut' the maltiness in order to keep the bitterness and hop flavor front-and-center.  some breweries do this by adding character malts and sugar, others it  seems nowadays are doing straight basemalt.  There's another popular IIPA that i can't think of right now that is pretty much all 2-row and like 1-2% medium Crystal. 
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Re: New Belgium Ranger
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 11:47:36 AM »
Good point. Makes complete sense. If I ever get around to doing an IIPA I will have to keep that in mind. Sorry to get off the original topic...
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