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epateddy 01-15-2013 12:50 AM

What would you brew if you were me?
Got a little aggressive with some hop preorders and now I'm sitting on a pound of Centennial, and 3/4 pound each of Amarillo and Citra. Looking for some recipe suggestions featuring some or all of these.


inhousebrew 01-15-2013 01:32 AM

Umm, IPA?

Seriously though, with a pound of centennial you could do a Bell's Two Hearted Clone which is all centennial. Or you could take a basic recipe and just toss all of those in near the end of the boil. You can make a good IPA just by doing a bit of crystal malt with a basemalt (or extract) and then hops at 60, 15, 10, 5, 0 and dryhop. I would bitter with centennial and then just toss in an ounce of something at every time. Dryhop with two or three ounces.

lockwom 01-15-2013 02:06 AM

Time to make SMaSH beers! You'll get to know those hops even better.

Also, all are good dryhopping candidates.

lumpher 01-15-2013 02:11 AM

if you want a lighter beer that's easy to drink, biermuncher's centennial blonde is a really good recipe. make a bunch of it :D

Satisfaction 01-15-2013 02:16 AM

I would make a Belgian IPA, for some reason I love the combination of amarillo and a nice estery yeast like Westmalle(WL530).

Bitter with Centennial, and finish with a huge whirlpool hopping of Amarillo and Simcoe.. fill in the middle as you see fit, or just all whirlpool.

Dry hop with equal amounts of all three.

One heck of a good brew!

beergolf 01-15-2013 05:17 PM

Those three hops play well together. I do a great IPA that combines them.

Or you could do a few single hop brews. I just find that all Citra is a little much for my taste,but in combo with either of the other hops you listed it is great.

Have some fun....

inhousebrew 01-15-2013 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by beergolf (Post 4788022)
TI just find that all Citra is a little much for my taste,but in combo with either of the other hops you listed it is great.

I did an all citra beer and I'd agree that it was a bit much and it tasted like it was lacking something at the same time. Odd description I know, but I think this hops should be used to compliment others rather than by itself.

Jayhem 01-15-2013 05:23 PM

I'd make 11 gallons of Pale Ale and dry hop half of it with Citra, the other half with Amarillo. YUMMY!!!

BrewerinBR 01-15-2013 05:28 PM

A Centennial IPA ... a Centennial Amarillo Rye Pale Ale. Another Centennial IPA

epateddy 01-19-2013 01:48 AM

Great suggestions everyone. Thanks!

I have made Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde. Liked it. Didn't love it.

Had thought about some SMaSH beers but it sounds like an all Citra may not be the best idea.

BeerGolf - can you send me your IPA recipe. Like the idea of using all three. Just finished up an IPA with Citra & Amarillo. Interested to try a version that also uses the Centennial to compare.

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