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Old 11-03-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default IPA Citrus flavor: The Next Generation

I know that a strong citrus flavor is a characteristic of a good IPA. It seems to be the flavor that lies underneath the strong hoppy "front-taste". My question is, what would be the effect of adding citrus, perhaps Grapefruit specifically, to the beer during secondary fermentation. I figure you'd have the strong citrus taste brought on by the IPA itself combined with an actual citrus flavor. Is this insane? Have I had a few too many Samuel Waterstons tonight? Perhaps... thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:56 AM   #2
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Mmmm, I haven't experimented with that yet considering I'm still pretty new to brewing, but I love IPA's and I think some citrus flavoring might be an interesting addition/complement

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Old 11-03-2006, 05:00 AM   #3
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i'd like to try one

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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I wonder what the high acidity would do to yeast health during fermentation?

I wonder if it may be better to add the citrus after secondary fermentation . . . or at bottling. You would hate for a harsh acidic environment to mess with your yeasties. I have no idea.

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Old 11-03-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
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hmmm... I really want to try this now! I figure I'll wait until my IPA's are ready to drink and see if they have a nice citrus flavor. I want to make sure whatever IPA I take to the next generation already has the correct prerequisites. How much would be reasonable? I don't think I would want it to be as strong as a Blueberry or rasperry beer or whatnot. Oh so many questions!
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did you ever go through with this? Sounds good...

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I was discussing mash hopping Thursday night with someone who has done a lot of experimenting and he finds it really brings out the citrus and grapefruit in certain hops. He's been doing Belgians, so I don't know if it would apply to IPAs. Finally, he says it takes a huge amount of hops 3-4 ounces over and above what you would normally use.

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How exactly does mash-hopping work? I add the hops themselves to my mash tun/cooler when mashing?
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You could try a hop back style container in your serving line.
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Yup, just mix them in.

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