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carapils in a dipa?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by SFACRKnight, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. SFACRKnight

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    Yea or nea?
     
  2. mikehartigan

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    Since I like a touch of sweetness in my IPAs, I tend to mash a bit on the high side. This has the side benefit of enhancing the body, so I have no need for it. If I was going for bone dry, I wouldn't hesitate to throw a half pound or so into a 5 gallon batch.

    Edit: I just noticed, you're talking about DIPA, not IPA. FG tends to be higher (1.010+ versus 1.005-ish for my IPAs) leaving plenty of body, so I'd vote nay.
     
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    Vinnie does it. Lots of other west coast brewers do it. I've had good luck with it. Just keep it below 5% of your malt bill.
     
  4. GreenKrusty101

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    Yes, + sugar
     
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    not for me. I'd use the right kinds and right amount of crystals.
     
  6. SFACRKnight

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    I'm looking at honey in ddition to the carapils.
     
  7. GreenKrusty101

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    That's sugar...albeit an expensive one with delicate properties
     
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    "the right kinds "...care to elaborate?
     
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    Think they'll get lost in an IIPA? I dig honey in my beers, but have never used it in such a big beer.
     
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    Let's get this out of the way...I think it' a waste (use regular ole table sugar)

    ...,But not being one to foist my beliefs on others :rolleyes: I would advise to use good quality honey (made by bees), and add @ KO or in the secondary to preserve the delicate esters of the honey.

    IIPA screams eucalyptus honey...if you pull it off...you are a genius : )

    Edit: I dare you! : )
     
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    One word regarding honey in an IIPA: HopSlam! Add it at KO or it will, indeed be lost. I did a pretty respectable clone a few years ago in which I used plain old mass market Sue Bee Honey. About $10 for a 5lb bottle at Sam's Club at the time, IIRC.
     
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    For me - absolutely - just about all of mine get at least 4oz of Carapils.
     
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    I'd say with the right choice of crystals, base malt, and (most importantly) yeast, a IIPA should finish with a high enough FG that you don't need carapils or maltodex.

    Local farmers' markets, even at winter farmers' markets often sell honey. If you're lucky enough to have a vendor, it's <$2.00/lb, you buy it by the gallon, and that's usually 12ish pounds. For honey, that's cheap!
     
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    In my neck of the woods, farmers routinely sell honey for $10+/lb
     
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    :eek: I guess I should be mailing this stuff out.
     
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    Wow.. We have some local beehives that sell their stuff, which is really good for like $4-5 a pound and thats pretty high for bulk buys.

    I think it's like $10 or so for 3#'s and like $60 if you buy 18#'s of it.
     
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    No. Don't seem to need it. I'm trying to make the beer lighter with plenty of sugar. All depends though if you want more head retention it can't hurt.
     
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    if i want more dextrins, I'll increase my mash temp...so no.
     
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    I'd say it depends on what else you have in your beer. If you are using say, some munich and some darker crystal, I would probably say you wouldn't need it. I like to use torrified wheat, some light crystal, and some munich in mine, and small amounts of each.
     
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