Originally Posted by clibit
I reduced it from 7.2%.
You can reduce the base malt no problem, in my experience. You may want to reduce the bitterness too, to maintain the ratio of OG to IBUs. 54/67=0.8. If you go for 1050 then 50x0.8=40 IBUs.
Just reduce the 60 minute hops. I think I'd go for 45 IBUs. Keep the bitterness up.
Thanks. I will have a go at this.
The last 10l AG brew that I made on 1/5 has an IBU of about 45. The OG was about 1050.
I used 10 grams of EKG, 10 grams of Citra with a 60 minute boil time and a late addition of 20 grams of Cascade for the last five minutes. Then when the fermentation died down I put in 10 grams of cascade for aroma.
The brewing bin smelled very fruity and I tasted a leftover wine glass of the unbottled beer (warm and flat) when I kegged and bottled it last Tuesday. I have two mini kegs of it and a single bottle.
The bottle looks almost clear already since I had it in the first and secondary fermentation for 18 days. Looking forward to sampling this properly. It might be pretty hoppy I think.