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Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:11:13 PM »
Just wanted some opinions on if anyone has done this and if it worked out well. I’m Making a black IPA soon and thought I put it on my nitro tap. If the taste doesn’t work out I can just put it on CO2 but wanted to give a try. Has anyone done this?
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Re: Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 08:42:24 PM »
Just wanted some opinions on if anyone has done this and if it worked out well. I’m Making a black IPA soon and thought I put it on my nitro tap. If the taste doesn’t work out I can just put it on CO2 but wanted to give a try. Has anyone done this?

My opinion depends on what kind of CDA you made. If you took every possible step to reduce roasty bitterness (cold steeped carafa or something), and it is a very highly dry-hopped/aromatic beer, the nitro may strip out some of that hop aroma, IME. However, if your CDA is more of a hoppy stout/porter (chocolate malt or roast barley in the mash and less dry/late hopping), then the nitro can smooth it out and make is more sessionable.

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Re: Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 09:32:03 PM »
Probably more of the latter. Actually not even dry hopping, which I know is blasphemy, but just putting alot into a  Whirlpool.  Here is the recipe.   I took a Wookie Jack clone and changed it someone.


Batch Size: 6.33 gal   
Style: Black IPA (21B)
Boil Size: 8.50 gal
Color: 33.4 SRM   
Bitterness: 55.9 IBUs   
Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.066
Est FG: 1.012 SG
ABV: 7.1%

12 lbs 13oz   Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1 lbs 9.20 oz   Rye Malt
8oz                   Cara-Rye
8oz                   Carafa III
8oz                   Midnight wheat
1 lbs                   Rice Hulls
0.40 oz   Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 60 min
1.00 oz   Citra [12.0%] - Boil 20 min
1.00 oz   Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 20 min
1.00        Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)
1.00 tsp   Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15 min)
1.00 mg   Chiller (Boil 10 min)
0.50 oz   Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 7 min
Starter.   Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007)

Whirlpool for 30 min at 175deg: 3.75oz citra 3.25oz centennial Mash for 60 min at 150
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Re: Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 08:10:17 AM »
Not a fan of hoppy beers on nitro. Nitro is all about texture and mouthfeel. The thick foam chokes off the aroma.

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Re: Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 09:03:21 AM »
Not a fan of hoppy beers on nitro. Nitro is all about texture and mouthfeel. The thick foam chokes off the aroma.


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