Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Help with my Citra IPA recipe
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #21
tmoney645
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 94
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I recommend changing your 60min hops to a first wort hopping. I recently made a very similar IPA to yours the and the FWH really "smoothed" out the bitterness, made it much more drinkable to the uninitiated.

__________________
tmoney645 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #22
sweed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem, NH
Posts: 958
Liked 110 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

I've been fine with 14 days fermenting big ipa's, but you can go 3 weeks, then dry hopping for a week. I never get past a couple days in the bottle, because I get anxious, and it always tastes so good. 2-3 weeks if you can really wait, but whats the fun in that!??

Citra is a nice hop, for my first ipa, i used it with amarillo, simcoe, and centennial.. talk about tropical!

__________________
sweed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #23
peterj
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
peterj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posts: 1,297
Liked 161 Times on 137 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Yeah, 2 weeks plus 1 week dry hopping will be plenty. Then the 3 or so weeks to carb and it should be good. Recently I've just been putting the dry hops in the primary rather than transfering to a secondary to dry hop. Way less work and less chance for infection/oxidation. I just did a Citra APA that used a little centennial. Flavor and aroma with Citra and Centennial then dryhopped with Citra. Very tropical, very delicious, and very gone!

__________________
peterj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #24
tinola
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 5

Default

I switched out the galaxy for motueka hops because my LHBS doesn't have the galaxy and I'd think that motueka would be somewhat similar to the galaxy. Also, it'd fit the tropical theme.

__________________
tinola is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #25
edb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 219
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I made a low gravity all Citra hop brew and it turned out really good, great Summer beer. But its really amazing how far that hop goes, I used 2.5 oz in total and that included dry hopping.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/zomb...at-ale-352010/

__________________

Fermenter 1: IPA
Keg1: 15 Min Pale Wheat
Keg2: Hefeweizen
Bottles: Brown Biscuit Ale - SafeAle S-04 / Brown Biscuit Ale - Abbey Ale Yeast II
edb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2013, 04:35 AM   #26
tinola
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 5

Default

Today was Brew day!

I ended up doing a 4 gallon boil thanks to fermcap-s!!!
Everything is doing great so far, I already have fermentation going on...
Smells good!

__________________
tinola is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Citra Bitter ESB recipe! Estocker Extract Brewing 5 03-29-2013 06:43 AM
citra ipa recipe critique... D5000 Recipes/Ingredients 5 09-18-2012 08:48 PM
Trying a Citra IPA/IIPA recipe. What do you think? vtron Recipes/Ingredients 11 08-07-2012 02:40 PM
Chinook and Citra Pale Ale Recipe - First Time Recipe, Suggestions Needed! chrismontgomeryil Recipes/Ingredients 26 04-01-2012 07:12 PM
Citra APA recipe feedback strat_thru_marshall Recipes/Ingredients 15 03-07-2011 04:07 PM