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Old 09-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #651
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Yes, that's the recipe. A far as citra goes, I am not sure. Brewmasters warehouse might, but they aren't cheap. Te new harvest should be out soon.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:20 AM   #652
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Yes, that's the recipe. A far as citra goes, I am not sure. Brewmasters warehouse might, but they aren't cheap. Te new harvest should be out soon.
Word is that most, if not all of the Citra is accounted for in contracts and very little will be available for homebrewers. Hope that's not the case.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #653
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Word is that most, if not all of the Citra is accounted for in contracts and very little will be available for homebrewers. Hope that's not the case.
Better order in bulk the minute I see it somewhere...
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #654
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I'm enjoying some of the real deal now and it's great. It was the biggest PITA to finally get to the brewery at the right time but well worth it for two cases. I picked up Citra a few months ago from Brewtensils in Dayton, Ohio and have about half a pound left for another try at a ZD clone.

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #655
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Here's my attempt. I think I hit the color spot on. The real Zombie Dust is on the left. However, my version had more body and not quite the bitter punch backbone as the original. The original Zombie Dust seemed a little more crisp to me. My FG finished at 1.020 which is a little higher than the original. I measured the original Zombie Dust at 1.016. My recipe has:

80% 2 row pale malt
13.3% Munich Light malt
3.3% Carapils
3.3% Crystal 60L

I skipped the melanoiden malt. In my recipe (6.5 gallons) I used 9 ounces of Citra hops, 3 of which were in dry hopping. My mash was at 154/155F and I'm going to drop that closer to 150F and up the IBU's slightly. My calculated IBU's were at 70. I am contemplating switching to US-05, but I think I'll stick with US-04 again. I'll be sure to post my 2nd attempt, but it won't be for a while.

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #656
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Wow, the appearance is definitely spot on MW. Well done.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #657
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Default This is a great recipe!

For what it is worth, I made the recipe found at the top of this thread June 23, and just finished the keg last week. I reduced the first hop addition because my Citra was at 13.90%. The beer was GREAT. Very close to 3 Floyds, but it has been months since any of us had the original. The most common remark was this had a little more body to it. Regardless of how close this beer came out, this recipe is a winner! The next batch will be 10 gallons and will be one of the few brews that I will repeat. Thanks for this great thread!!!

In the spirit of full discloser, a bee flew over the wort during the boil and fell in. I found it in the spent hops while cleaning the keggle. I may have a hard time finding a bee when I brew this beer in November, but I’ll try!

OG:1.063
FG:1.015
ABV: 6.29%
SRM:9.2 (calculated)
IBUs:59.09 (calculated)

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #658
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Just cracked open the first bottle, been in the bottle about 2 weeks. Taste is good but I hoping it will continue to improve over the next week or two. It just didn't seem as if it was "done".

Color is just a little darker than what I was hoping for but not too far off from what I've seen.

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Old 09-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #659
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Here is what I bottled tonight:

Zombie Dust Clone – Brewed with 50% Citra/50% Amarillo
Batch Size 3 gal
Estimated OG: 1.066 SG
Estimated Color: 8.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 65.0 IBUs

6.76 lb Pale 2 Row, US 81.7%
0.64 lb Munich 10L 7.7%
0.29 lb Carafoam 3.5%
0.29 lb Caramel 60L 3.5%
0.29 lb Melanoiden Malt 3.5%
0.25 oz Citra [11.40 %] - First Wort 20.0 min
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 minIBUs
0.50 oz Citra [11.40 %] - Boil 15.0 min
0.33 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min
0.33 oz Citra [11.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min
0.33 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.33 oz Citra [11.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min
0.33 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min
0.33 oz Citra [11.40 %] - Boil 1.0 min
1.0 pkg London ESB Ale Wyeast Labs #1968
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Day
0.50 oz Citra [11.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days
Mash 154F

I drank the pint that didn't go into a bottle. Even flat this is awesome. Almost like a cask version. Amarillo/Citra rocks.
I recommend trying this with Citra/Amarillo. Fantastic. Only two weeks in the bottle and the favor is just awesome. This will go quickly.
For the next batch I'm going to ad Simcoe to the mix. I'll post it.
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In the spirit of full discloser, a bee flew over the wort during the boil and fell in. I found it in the spent hops while cleaning the keggle. I may have a hard time finding a bee when I brew this beer in November, but I’ll try.
Try to find an Africanized Honey Bee, a Killer Bee. It will give your beer a more aggressive profile.
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