so far I have made 5 extract kits batches, drinking batch #2 now, Tonguesplitter.
I really like IPAs, and would like to make this again.
I am very very happy with this beer.
I did 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary with dry hops for 9 days and 2 weeks bottled.
I followed the recipe exactly the first time, but this time would like to get the ABV up a little and maybe a bit hoppier.
I read in the NB reviews that someone added 1# DME to increase ABV, another added it for more body.
My question is:
1. If I add 1# DME for higher ABV and more body, then would I expect higher OG? like what?
2. and then, do I need to add more yeast? I used a Wyeast 1332 first time, but now am switching over to dry yeast, would 1 package of Safale S-33 be enough?
3. and how to make just a little bit hoppier? This kit uses almost 5 oz hops already, it that a lot?
4. OR, should I try another IPA (I am making Chinook IPA now) and haven't ventured on to OG over 1060 yet. (I am getting a yeast starter kit for xmas)
any thoughts would be appreciated!
happy holidays all.
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