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Old 11-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Whats up with this Citra Shortage?

The only beer I use Citra for is my IPA and I haven't brewed it since last year. I usually use Cascade, Nugget, Centennial and Kent Goldings (for UK brews), all of which are easy to find, but where is all the Citra? Any good replacements? My IPA consists of Nugget and Citra.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Lablepeelers Citra hop pellets

"Citra Pellet Hops 1 lb are in high demand and always sell out. Product at this point can not keep up with demand and looks as if citra hops will be in short supplies for some years to come."
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I personally think Citra is a bit overrated. Good, but not as good as people make it out to be. That said, it's not the same but Cascade is always a simple good stand by.

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Citra isnt my favorite, but when you put it with Amarillo, magic is made. I did a citrus IPA with Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy and its one of the best beers ive ever had.

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Citra isnt my favorite, but when you put it with Amarillo, magic is made. I did a citrus IPA with Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy and its one of the best beers ive ever had.
Sweeeet I just bought a pound of citra and amarillo from label peelers. Having never tried amarillo, and loving citra, this is good to read!
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Citra isnt my favorite, but when you put it with Amarillo, magic is made. I did a citrus IPA with Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy and its one of the best beers ive ever had.
Same with Nugget. My IPA was fantastic. Fruity, Danky goodness. A little light in color but I tweaked it.
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I too am a big fan of Citra and Amarillo, amazing combo for IPA's. My LHBS said that its due to all the major breweries using up all the Citra so us homebrewers are going to have to suffer without it

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So anyone here have a good citra/amarillo ipa recipe they would be willing to share?

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10.5lbs 2 row, .5lb MO, .5lb Crystal 80, .5lb Honey malt

60 min boil
1oz Amarillo (60 min)
1oz Amarillo (15 min)
1oz Citra (15 min)
2oz Amarillo (5 min)
1oz Citra (5 min)
1oz Amarillo (1 min)
1oz Citra (1 min)

1oz Amarillo (Dry Hop)
1oz Citra (Dry Hop)

Tried and tested. One of the best brews ive done.

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Sweeeet I just bought a pound of citra and amarillo from label peelers. Having never tried amarillo, and loving citra, this is good to read!
Dang I just tried to order a lb and it looks like they aren't taking pre-orders anymore
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