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Old 11-16-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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60 minute addition of 1oz Citra and 1oz Centennial for a 5g extract batch.
Is this normal for the Citra as a bittering hop?
Will that smell fade? The beer is good at 1 week sample, but the smell is a deal breaker so far...

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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Citra is usually used as a aroma hop and added in late addition boil. And just give it time to bottle condition. It should settle out in a couple of weeks.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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mega hop additions besides the 60 minute as follows:
1oz citra 60min
1oz centennial 60min
5lbs light dme 60min
1oz citra 20min
3lbs amber dme 15min
1oz crystal 15min
1oz citra 10min
1oz citra 5min
1oz citra 0min
4oz citra dry hop (added today)

I'm hoping the dry hop will help...

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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That is a lot of citra for 5g, but it should be incredible. I gave heard of cat pee smell when citra is used for battering. Next time, use a clean buttering hop like magnum, and keep citra for late additions for aroma

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I think I have learned that lesson. We'll see how this shows itself once keg carbed and go from there.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:58 AM   #6
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That is a lot of citra for 5g, but it should be incredible. I gave heard of cat pee smell when citra is used for battering. Next time, use a clean buttering hop like magnum, and keep citra for late additions for aroma
Man, I never new I could batter and butter with hops! I've just been using them to make beer!
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Citra smells like cat piss to me also... but it does fade in time.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:22 AM   #8
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Man, I never new I could batter and butter with hops! I've just been using them to make beer!
you've never used citra to make a better bitter butter batter?
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you've never used citra to make a better bitter butter batter?
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I love a nice cat piss IPA

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