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Old 03-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Citra IPA

going to brew this up friday. just put this together and ive been wanting to try the citra hops. i want a darker IPA with a fair to good amount of malty sweetness. im very new at making recipes so i guess im going to see how this comes out.

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Citra IPA - American IPA
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Batch Size: 5.500 gal
Boil Size: 6.834 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.070
FG: 1.017
ABV: 6.8%
Bitterness: 52.9 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 12 SRM (Mosher)

Fermentables
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Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 12.500 lb Yes No 79% 2 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L Grain 1.000 lb Yes No 74% 60 L
Victory Malt Grain 1.000 lb Yes No 73% 25 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 4.000 oz Yes No 74% 80 L
Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 8.000 oz Yes No 72% 2 L

Hops
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Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Warrior 15.5% 0.500 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 23.1
Citra 12.0% 0.500 oz Boil 20.000 min Pellet 10.8
Citra 12.0% 0.500 oz Boil 15.000 min Pellet 8.9
Citra 12.0% 0.500 oz Boil 10.000 min Pellet 6.5
Citra 12.0% 0.500 oz Boil 5.000 min Pellet 3.6
Citra 12.0% 0.500 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Citra 12.0% 2 oz Dry Hop Pellet 0.0

Yeast
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Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-05 Ale Dry 2.232 tsp Primary

Mash
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Name Type Amount Target Time
single 156 F Infusion 5.719 gal 156.000 F 1.000 hr
Batch Sparge Infusion 3.598 gal 170.799 F 15.000 min

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Old 03-25-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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looks interesting, I would be interested in seeing how this turns out.

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That is an aweful lot of Citra. Citra can be a very overpowering hop, are you sure you are that big a fan of it? There are a lot of people, myself included who find Citra can be a bit over powering and catty when used in high percentages. Just sayin.

Now if you already know you like Citra then belay my last and carry on.

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no i don't know what citra are like. i like hoppy beers and ive done ipas with 20-15-10-5-0 additions and they come out good. should i drop some citra and maybee replace with amarillo or something?

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I did not think Citra was too powerful at all. I also got no "catty" taste from it. In another post I gave my best description of it as being cool and fruity (with the feeling the cascade & centennial are "hot and citrusy")

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I think there is a lot of varried experience with Citra, and the opinions on it are a bit polarizing. I'm not saying you won't like it, many do. Just if you are unfamiliar with it that some don't care for it. It is not like most of the other American hops. I love Amarillo, Simcoe, and the "C" hops and can take them right up to imperial strength, but Citra at moderate strength leaves a taste I don't care for and I have read others with similiar opinions.

You may love it, or you may not. Just saying you might want to find a beer done with a lot of Citra, or make a small test batch before you make a full blown batch.

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I did not think Citra was too powerful at all. I also got no "catty" taste from it. In another post I gave my best description of it as being cool and fruity (with the feeling the cascade & centennial are "hot and citrusy")
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Great malt bill. I'd replace maybe the 20 and the 10 with another c hop or Amarillo. That will help add some depth to this fairly one dimensional hop. That 2oz dry hop will seem like 4-5oz strength of any other. Aroma is huge in citra. I made a citra apa people went bonkers over. I used 1.5oz dry hop. If you want more malt character try and English yeast or wyeast 1332 nw ale yeast. Nice recipe though.

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If you're looking for malt sweetness, consider using Marris Otter as your base.

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Great malt bill. I'd replace maybe the 20 and the 10 with another c hop or Amarillo. That will help add some depth to this fairly one dimensional hop. That 2oz dry hop will seem like 4-5oz strength of any other. Aroma is huge in citra. I made a citra apa people went bonkers over. I used 1.5oz dry hop. If you want more malt character try and English yeast or wyeast 1332 nw ale yeast. Nice recipe though.

will definatly consider replacing 20 and the 10 with another hop. For now i just use dry yeast. would S-04 be a better substitution for an english yeast? ive used S-05 in almost all my PA and IPA. i know used S04 in another one i just can't remember. maybee time to try it again

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If you're looking for malt sweetness, consider using Marris Otter as your base.
ive used it before and its good. probably will do.
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