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Old 08-10-2010, 12:42 AM   #71
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I agree that it should be used in smaller doses. I try to let all of the people who buy them from us understand how potent they are. Not only is the taste up there with amarillo ans simcoe, but the alpha acid percentage is also high (12-13%). IMHO citra could eventually save us homebrewers alot of money by using them sparingly and getting a great tasting ale.

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #72
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I think next time I just won't dry hop with them. Here's the recipe I used, I basically tweaked Dude's Lake Walk Pale Ale to add Citra:

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.41 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 11.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 50.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

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Amount Item
8 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US
2 lbs Toasted Malt
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
8.0 oz Wheat, Flaked

0.75 oz Amarillo [8.50 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (20 min)
0.75 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (5 min)
0.75 oz Citra [5.00 %] (5 min)
0.75 oz Amarillo [8.50 %] (5 min)

0.75 oz Amarillo [8.50 %] (Dry Hop)
0.75 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (Dry Hop)
0.75 oz Citra [5.00 %] (Dry Hop)
^----all 3 mixed together and dry hopped with two additions: half added on day 1 in secondary, then the second half added on day 5 for a total of 10 days

0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
1 Pkgs SafAle American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05)

Mash @ 152.0 F


The beer tasted great just prior to racking to secondary for dry hopping, but upon completion all I could taste/smell were stone fruits (apricot, peaches) from the Citra. I'm hoping if I age it for a little while the Citra aromas will die down a bit.

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:55 PM   #73
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its funny you dont like the stonefruits, because thats exactly what im looking for. I remember the first time I have sculpin IPA thats what I got. A lot of peach/apricot/mango notes and I loved it. It was the most unique hop profile I had in an IPA. Lately, that beer has been missing it and I just think its the difference between crops year to year.

I just bought some and havent had a chance to use them. I like to only use 2 hops for flavor/aroma. I like my recipes simple. What do people think are the best single complimentary hops for it. Since simcoe/amarillo is such a great combo, i was thinking that. At the same time I was thinking using something like columbus or summit might be potent enough to stand up to the citra while still letting the stonefruit flavors shine. Or maybe, just go straight tropical fruit and blend them with Nelson Sauvin or Amarillo. Any thoughts? MA

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:06 PM   #74
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I just added 1oz. of Citra pellets (11.1% AA) for dry hopping an IPA I made and I am looking forward to kegging this in 4 days and hoping the results are positive.

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Old 09-11-2010, 01:15 PM   #75
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I have a pound of Citra from Niko (thanks Niko!!!) and am planning to sub in my APA for either Cascade or Centennial. I am also considering it for an American Brown.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #76
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I'm brewing a fresh hop pale ale, and used chinook and centennial in the boil. I plan on dry hopping with citra. After reading these posts, I'm not sure what to expect. I'll have to try and let y'all know how it turns out.

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Old 09-13-2010, 07:34 PM   #77
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Just to update on that Pale Ale I brewed - the Citra hops calmed down a bit over time and the beer is drinking quite well now. At first though it basically tasted like I threw peaches and apricots into the fermenter which I didn't enjoy. I'll still omit the Citra next time, but that's completely based on personal preference - I don't enjoy stone fruits.

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:13 PM   #78
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How much whole leaf Citra would be a good amount for DH this recipe? 1/2 recipe will use Simcoe for DH. Other 1/2 will get Citra, but I have never used it.

Recipe:
American Indian in London

20# Maris Otter mashed at 154F for one hour.
OG: 1.054 measured. FG: 1.012 measured.
Hops:
USE TIME OZ VARIETY FORM AA
FWH 2.5 Columbus pellet 14.2
boil 60 mins 1.0 Simcoe pellet 12.4
boil 10 mins 1.0 Ahtanum pellet 5.2
boil 10 mins 1.0 Simcoe pellet 12.4
boil 10 mins 1.0 Centennial pellet 8.8
boil 10 mins 1.0 Amarillo pellet 8.2
boil 1 min 1.0 Simcoe pellet 12.4
boil 1 min 1.0 Centennial pellet 8.8
boil 1 min 1.0 Amarillo pellet 8.2
boil 1 min 1.0 Ahtanum pellet 5.2
Dry hop?

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #79
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If you are going to DH 5 gal. Use 1 to 1.5 oz.

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Old 10-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #80
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Looks like a 10 gal batch (unless you get 40% efficiency ) I'd use 2-3 oz each.

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