#### Fat Bastard

##### Brew Cvlt Doom

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I've been working on an Imperial Red IPA for ages now, and I'm starting to get it close to what I'd like it to be.

The last one was pretty chewy, and very rich, even though the FG was .004 below target at 1.014.

Recipe is as follows:

**Recipe Specs**

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Batch Size (L): 25.0

Total Grain (kg): 9.365

Total Hops (g): 420.00

Original Gravity (OG): 1.091 (°P): 21.8

Final Gravity (FG): 1.018 (°P): 4.6

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 9.54 %

Colour (SRM): 17.3 (EBC): 34.1

Bitterness (IBU): 107.7 (Rager)

Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 80

Boil Time (Minutes): 60

**Grain Bill**

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7.500 kg Perle Malt (80.09%)

0.650 kg Carapils (Dextrine) (6.94%)

0.650 kg Carared (6.94%)

0.250 kg Crystal 120 (2.67%)

0.250 kg Crystal 60 (2.67%)

0.065 kg Chocolate (0.69%)

**Hop Bill**

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5.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

5.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

5.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

20.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)

15.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

25.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)

15.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

5.0 g Warrior Pellet (15.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

40.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (1.6 g/L)

20.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)

80.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (3.2 g/L)

40.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.6 g/L)

200.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (3.4 g/L)

**Misc Bill**

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5.0 g Calcium Chloride @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

5.0 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

5.0 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

8.0 g Brewbrite @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

4.0 g Yeast Nutrient @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

Step Infusion 52/10, 66/60, 72/10, 75/MO

Fermented at 22°C with WLP001 - California Ale (no temp control in the old place)

In the new recipe I've backed the grain bill down quite a bit and intend to mash at 64. I've added 250g of dex to bring the alc up to where I want it to be. Should I be using Dex or cane sugar for this, and should I be using it in the boil/mash or adding to the fermenter after primary?

**Recipe Specs**

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Batch Size (L): 25.0

Total Grain (kg): 7.860

Total Hops (g): 525.00

Original Gravity (OG): 1.080 (°P): 19.3

Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.48 %

Colour (SRM): 15.2 (EBC): 29.9

Bitterness (IBU): 98.6 (Rager)

Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 80

Boil Time (Minutes): 60

**Grain Bill**

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6.200 kg Pale Ale Malt (78.88%)

0.500 kg Carapils (Dextrine) (6.36%)

0.400 kg Carared (5.09%)

0.250 kg Corn Sugar (3.18%)

0.250 kg Crystal 60 (3.18%)

0.200 kg Crystal 120 (2.54%)

0.060 kg Chocolate (0.76%)

**Hop Bill**

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5.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

5.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

5.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

20.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)

15.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

10.0 g Warrior Pellet (16% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)

25.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)

15.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

5.0 g Warrior Pellet (15.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

40.0 g Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (1.6 g/L)

20.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.8 g/L)

80.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (3.2 g/L)

40.0 g Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.6 g/L)

200.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (8 g/L)

**Misc Bill**

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5.0 g Calcium Chloride @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

5.0 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

5.0 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 0 Minutes (Mash)

8.0 g Brewbrite @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

4.0 g Yeast Nutrient @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

Step Infusion 52/10, 64/60, 72/10, 75/MO

Fermented at 18°C with WLP001 - California Ale

Your input will be appreciated!

Cheers,

FB