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Old 06-10-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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So, my first brew is a Pale Ale using Warrior (60 min), Cascade (15 min) and Cascade (2 min). Any ideas on a dry hop addition? I'm thinking Citra....but would love to hear suggestions! I'm definitely going with the dry hop process after reading the support for it here!

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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If it was me, I'd just use an ounce or two of cascade to dry hop. Citra would work too, but I wouldn't do more than an ounce. Citra is very, very strong with the cirtusy taste. Some like it, some don't. I use an ounce of citra in one of my summer beers and the neighbors love it (me not so much). But hey, remember this.....it's your brew and you'll never know until you try it. Either way, it'll be better than most things you can buy at the bottle store. Brew on!!!

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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I'd go Cascade or Amarillo. Citra would work too.

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I would keep it all cascade so you know what flavor/aroma it is contributing to your brew.

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Another vote for 2 oz Cascade! But I like to use the same hops in the boil and the dryhop. I just feel like it will keep the flavor from getting muddled.

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I just dry hopped my pale with 3 oz citra and 1.3 oz simcoe, and plan on a 2 oz amarillo keg hop . I really like citra and amarillo for dry hopping. 2 oz of each is a good start.

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I just dry hopped my pale with 3 oz citra and 1.3 oz simcoe, and plan on a 2 oz amarillo keg hop . I really like citra and amarillo for dry hopping. 2 oz of each is a good start.
3oz Citra for a 5 gallon batch? Holy sheet batman....
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3oz Citra for a 5 gallon batch? Holy sheet batman....
I make a Citra Pale Ale often that I dry hop with 3 oz. of Citra. SWMBO loves it, drinks lots of it and it makes me happy.
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As suggested above, it all depends on your tastes and what you like. My council would be along the lines of the old KISS (keep it simple sweetie). If you are new to dry-hopping your beer don't start with something complicated. Do a simple one first with straight Cascade so you know what that tastes like and you can decide from there if you want to make any adjustments. You may absolutely love it as it is. Or you may decide it's good but could use a little more citrus, floral, whatever....then pick a hop variety that lends that flavor/aroma and use it on the next batch.

And +1 to the comment that whatever you make it'll be way better than most of the stuff they sell at the store.

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I make my pale ale with 4 additions of cascade and then dry hop with simcoe. For me this combination works. It's not overly complex but hey.. it's a pale ale, nice and smooth.

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