double Ipa any thoughts

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  1. weldedsord

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    I like it. I just used Cascade to hop up an IPA that I will be bottling tomorrow.

    Good luck.
     
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    I wouldn't use that much honey malt. My go to for ipa is victory. If you prefer munich that would work or maybe some c 10 or c20. Have you ever put that much honey malt in a beer? Usually 4oz is enough to give it a maltty sweetness in 5gal. With that gravity you won't need to enhance sweetness.
    I would also switch the 60 min bittering hop to the falconers and then cascade. Your 2 -15min additions would go to 0min, then whirlpool to bring out better aroma.
    Just my thoughts. CHEERS
     
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    I agree that a little goes a long way, but I don't think 6% of the grain bill is unrealistic for Honey Malt. It is sweet, so if that's what the OP is going for, by all means.
     
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    #5 Iliff Avenue Brewhouse, Aug 2, 2019
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    Replace at least 1# of DME with plain table sugar. Decrease the honey considerably to 1/2# at the most. Move your 45 and 30 minute additions to end of the boil/whirlpool. Triple your dry hop amount. Obviously just my take.
     
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    I agree on reducing or eliminating the honey malt. Munich or a very light crystal would be my choice. I'd also use a higher alpha hop at 60 for about 35% of the IBUS and either mover the other kettle additions to 10 and 1, or whirlpool/hop stand, adjusting quantities as needed. My personal preference would be 10 and 1.
     
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    Or even scratch the honey altogether in
    Uh, honey malt IS a very light crystal.... I actually think it could help - maybe not a pound of it - balance out the bitterness.
     
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    It's much sweeter than C-20 which is about its match in color, it's actually much closer to melanoidin or brumalt than caramel and is produced using much the same process, just not as highly kilned.
     
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    thanks for the feedback updated any thoughts now
     
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    You see sugar a lot in IIPA recipes. It will help it finish drier so it’s not cloying
     
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    i'm a little hesitant on the cane sugar but I did swap it for some of the dme
     
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    Just a suggestion. I use plain old table sugar a lot when I want more fermentability. It will help balance the hops and not end up too sweet.
     
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    To me it looks like it is going to be very bitter with not much hop flavor. If that is what you are looking for then go for it. Personally I would move half of the boil hops to a whirlpool, as others have suggested.
    The efficiency seems a little low, although I don't know your process. I usually get about 8% alcohol with about 13 lbs of grain.
     
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    A little sweet, a little bitter, brew it. With high alcohol content, it could balance out well. CHEERS!
     

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