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cfonnes 01-31-2011 11:01 AM

Citra APA can I get rid of cat?
 
I made a citra APA, I was going to use saaz for bittering because I had some laying around, and citra for flavor and aroma.

I messed up the bittering addition and put citra in instead of sazz. The other two additions I mixed citra and saaz.

This APA tastes like cat piss. Will that flavor age out in time? Is there anyway to fix this?

lostboysbrew 01-31-2011 12:38 PM

Let me be the first to tell you the "cat piss" flavor is not from the Citra hops.

That is something else that has gone wrong.

A friend of mine has a Black IPA, that won 2nd place in a comp, that used nothing but citra hops. Many additions, all citra.

You might want to look into other reasons it tastes that way, I am not sure what it would be, but it isn't the hops.

smizak 01-31-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by lostboysbrew (Post 2599872)
Let me be the first to tell you the "cat piss" flavor is not from the Citra hops.

I don't know, there's a pretty big contigent of brewers who will tell you that Citra is real catty, me included. I like the tropical notes, but I'm real wary about using a ton of it in late additions after my last APA. I entered that beer into a couple of comps and almost every score sheet had "catty" in the aroma description.

lostboysbrew 01-31-2011 04:24 PM

Ohh well I have never experienced catty out of it.........nor never even heard of that.......but I won't doubt you if thats the response youve gotten.......

BrewSpook 01-31-2011 04:27 PM

Stop letting your cat piss in your fermenter. Best advice I got :)

Yankeehillbrewer 01-31-2011 04:32 PM

Not having ever tasted Cat Piss I can't even begin to imagine what that might taste like. I just made a Simcoe/Citra/Chinook IPA, I should probably call it Double Cat Piss IPA. I've never gotten anything but good Flavor & Aroma from both Simcoe & Citra

Is it an Amonia type thing?

cfonnes 01-31-2011 05:05 PM

The late addition may be the key, I do not remember the cat in my hydrometer samples. I dry hopped some citra for about three days before kegging it.

wildwest450 01-31-2011 05:13 PM

Never any off flavors or smells from citra. The aroma from that stuff is amazing.


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jmo88 01-31-2011 05:16 PM

I've never had catty aroma from citra either. Perhaps it is from mixing saaz with it? That is not a common combination.

KingBrianI 01-31-2011 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Yankeehillbrewer (Post 2600763)
Not having ever tasted Cat Piss I can't even begin to imagine what that might taste like. I just made a Simcoe/Citra/Chinook IPA, I should probably call it Double Cat Piss IPA. I've never gotten anything but good Flavor & Aroma from both Simcoe & Citra

Is it an Amonia type thing?

Yep, a pungent ammonia-type aroma. Citra can definitely throw it. It was all over Green Flash's Citra Session Ale when I tried in on tap. Having said all that though, it's not necessarily a bad thing. I don't mind it in hoppier beers. I found a fair deal of the cat piss thing going on in this years Hopslam, though that would be due to the Simcoe, not Citra.


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