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Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Best use for Citra Hops

I've always wanted to try out Citra hops.

Recently I bought the last two oz of citra whole hops. My question to everyone, if making an IPA or a PA, what amount and increments should I use these two oz.

I was thinking:
20 min - 1oz
10 min - .5 oz
5 min - .5 oz
Along with a little bittering at 60 min.

Suggestions?

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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The last two oz at my LHBS

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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I would take that 20 minute addition and move it to dry hop. Maximize the citrus aroma.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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dry hop with Citra

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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Here are two recipes I made using Citra hops, both pale ales.

http://hopville.com/recipe/1066896/a...citra-pale-ale

http://hopville.com/recipe/1066896/a...citra-pale-ale

I enjoyed both of them. The first one has a mango aroma/flavor while the second is definitely grapefruit.

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #6
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Here are two recipes I made using Citra hops, both pale ales.

http://hopville.com/recipe/1066896/a...citra-pale-ale

http://hopville.com/recipe/1066896/a...citra-pale-ale

I enjoyed both of them. The first one has a mango aroma/flavor while the second is definitely grapefruit.
I would love to see both recipes, but from what user you posted the "mango" recipe twice. Would love to see the grapefruit one
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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yeah use citra sparingly i did a citra smash and it had a harsh grapefruit flavor (still drinkable though) but i highly recommend dry hopping with citra because the aroma was awesome

0.50 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 24.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 12.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 8.8 IBUs
0.25 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.4 IBUs
0.25 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Aroma Steep 5.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days

that was my hopping schedule

edit: i should add i bottled this beer and after 5+ weeks the aroma would hit you upon opening the bottle

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I use about 8-9 oz in my Zombie Dust recipe, it seems to have went over fairly well with everyone else also. Personally, I don't see how one could overdo Citra.

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Bitter with something else, add a flavor addition at 20 or 15 or both, then ramp up the citra for aroma and dry hop. I just made a write up of a simple citra hybrid ale on my blog. Check out the link on my signature if interested.

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