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TommyTaps 08-24-2012 02:23 AM

Citrus IPA Additions
Brewing an all grain citrus ipa tomm And im going with the DFH 60 min approach. i want this to be hop heaven and very citrusy!

Hops- 1 oz Simcoe Whole leaf (1/2 boil, 1/2 dry)
1 oz Warrior pellets (all boil)
2 oz Citra pellets (1/2 boil, 1/2 dry)
1/2 oz Northern Brewer Crystal (all boil)

Crystal hops were not part of the recipe but i have them lying around, so in they go. Im just looking for some feed back on what to expect and if i should dial back the amounts, or eliminate anything all together. I will be dry hopping the simcoe and citra in muslin bags during the secondary fermentation. Also wondering if i could add anything with citrus flavor (fruit, juice, etc) to the strike water or secondary. Any feedback is greatly apreciated!


jimpdx 08-24-2012 03:22 AM

Here is my Organic Orange IPA. The balance was wonderful!


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 84.6 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5 7.7 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6 7.7 %
1.25 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 7 50.0 IBUs
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 9 -
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 -
1.00 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 11 -
2.00 oz Citra [13.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 13 -
1.00 oz Citra [13.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs

TommyTaps 08-24-2012 03:38 PM

Looks delicious i will give this i try...im thinking that orange peel will be a nice addition, maybe some lemon zest too

billl 08-24-2012 07:46 PM

If you are looking for big aroma, i'd go with 3-4 oz of citrusy hops in the 15-0 minute range and 3+oz of dry hop.

Also, if possible, keep the fermentation temp in the low 60's to bring the citrus to the forefront.

Yooper 08-24-2012 08:08 PM

I don't see any citrusy hops in your recipe. Citra is more "tropical fruit" than citrusy, and crystal and warrior aren't citrusy at all.

chumpsteak 08-24-2012 08:14 PM

You need centennial or even cascade in there instead of the other hops. I agree with yooper, citra is tropical...think mangos.

ong 08-24-2012 08:23 PM

I've been doing a Chinook pale ale for awhile now, with the juice and zest of 3 limes added at flameout. It's not noticeable enough to be a fruit beer, but it really kicks up the citrus flavor from the Chinook. It's my favorite recipe!

Brewitt 08-24-2012 08:23 PM

I would put cascade and centennial in the grapefruity end of citrus. On the other hand I find citra to be tropical fruit and sweet citrusy. If you have some of centennial (maybe an ounce during late boil) and dry hop with citra with or without centennial, I think you will have a nice combination, especially with the orange peel. I would go a minimum of 2oz in the dry hop. In fact, I just made both an APA and an imperial IPA with those two hops (and a bit of simcoe early).

Yooper 08-24-2012 08:43 PM

I think the best citrusy hop is amarillo. If you can find some, a combo of simcoe and amarillo will scream grapefruit juice (in a good way!). Amarillo may be tough to find right now, so cascade is a good second choice.

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