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I've found you can give a beer distinct differences in flavor by these happy mixups. The messup might end up incorporated in your recipe for that beer from then on because you or anyone else who tried it loved the difference in taste! Gotta love character!!


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I've personally made what I'll call a Munich Dunkel Experiment where I boiled roughly 5lb of Munich LME for 60 min and roughly 1.3 lb in the last 10 min. It turned out awesome and everyone that tried it said it was the best beer they've ever had. This was the first beer I made that wasn't from a kit and was like the 11th beer I've ever made period. ...


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Sounds like your OG was in the 1.060-1.065 range, which is fine. Did you taste it? If your fermentation is stuck it will still taste sweet like wort. I would not add anything, just give it more time. And as others have mentioned, a hydrometer or refractometer will be the only way to know for sure where you are.


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You didn't mention it in your question, but I'm assuming that you've made a 5 gallon batch. When I put those ingredients into Beer Smith, it shows a starting gravity of 1.062, which is perfectly reasonable for an IPA. Let the beer finish fermenting. It will probably take a week or two longer than a lower gravity beer, so be patient. In the end you'll have ...


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Since you don't have a hydrometer, it will be hard to tell what's really going on. But likely, what happened is that your fermentation got "stuck". In other words, let's assume the recipe's OG was 1.060. John Palmer estimates that each pound of DME yields 40 points of extract per gallon of water, or about 8 points per 5 gallons. Assuming you did a 5 gallon ...



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