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About to brew 2d batch

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Lots of information here for a newbie to digest.

 

So I'm thinking about making a batch of Diablo IPA (I have the basic 2 gallon brew kit), but would like to kick the IBU over 80 and raise the ABV a bit too.  I love a good IPA with flavor and bitterness. Any suggestions?

 

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Welcome,

 

Since this is only your second brew I think I am in the majority here saying that you should brew it as it is and after a few more brews make some adjustments.  That is my advice and will be the advice of many others here.

 

Now, if you still want to go forward with adding more IBU's and ABV, I would proceed as follows.

 

1.  Bring about 6 cups of water to a boil

2.  Remove from burner and add 4 to 6 oz of Light DME and then return to a boil

3.  Once boiling add .25oz of hops in a muslin bag (Cascade would be good) and set a 30 minute timer

4.  At the 15 minute mark add .25oz of hops to the bag (same variety)

5.  At the 5 minute mark add .25oz of hops to the bag (same variety)

6.  At end of 30 minutes you should have about 4 cups of wort left in the pot. 

7.  Remove from heat, remove your bag of hops and add your HME and proceed as the Mr. Beer directions state from here out.

 

I am not going to guarantee that this will be what you are looking for, but it would be a start

 

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Thanks for the advice!  Yep, I may just do the basic recipe first.  Don't want to get into anything complicated yet.

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