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Old 05-19-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Here's what I have planned. Shooting for a fruity, citrusy, tropical IPA. Not too malty or sweet. I really want to have these hop shine!

Sorry for the crappy pic, but let me know your thoughts! Thank you all!

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Love the Galaxy dry hop. I have been on a Citra/Galaxy kick lately. Warrior at 10 is an odd choice. Never heard that used for anything other than bittering. I might drop that and swap it for something else from the "C" category if you are going for citrus. Maybe some Centennial or something?

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Love the Galaxy dry hop. I have been on a Citra/Galaxy kick lately. Warrior at 10 is an odd choice. Never heard that used for anything other than bittering. I might drop that and swap it for something else from the "C" category if you are going for citrus. Maybe some Centennial or something?
How would cascade be or citra?
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Love the Galaxy dry hop. I have been on a Citra/Galaxy kick lately. Warrior at 10 is an odd choice. Never heard that used for anything other than bittering. I might drop that and swap it for something else from the "C" category if you are going for citrus. Maybe some Centennial or something?
How does cascade or citra sound?
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Either would be great!

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Either would be great!
How does Calypso sound? I bought half a pound. I really wanted to try it but I heard that it can ruin the other hop flavors?
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If you have more falconers flight I would use it. I am drinking a FF DIPA with 5 oz in the boil and 3 oz dry hop and it is perfect. I used .75 oz magnum for bittering FWH and its so smooth.

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I'd swap the Carapils for Crystal 45 & steep. Add 1lb sugar late & gypsum to the water. Kick boil time down to 60min, 1/4 DME beginning, 3/4 DME late.

Echo what others said on hops. Hopstand looks good. DH with 3 oz plus

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You don't need carapils or a 90 minute boil when using extract. 90 minute boils and carapils are more suited to all grain beers.

Add another ounce to the dryhop. Make a yeast starter with that WLP090. You're gonna need it! Some sucrose or dextrose in the recipe wouldn't hurt. If you use a pound of sugar in place of a pound of extract it will drop to 1.014-16 FG.

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I'd swap the Carapils for Crystal 45 & steep. Add 1lb sugar late & gypsum to the water. Kick boil time down to 60min, 1/4 DME beginning, 3/4 DME late.

Echo what others said on hops. Hopstand looks good. DH with 3 oz plus
So keep the crystal at .5lb still? Will the crystal just add more color? I don't want it being too sweet. I'll switch out warrior at 10 min with more Zythos. (Still new to all this) thanks again for the help
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