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Old 08-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Need help turning a Citra Pale Ale kit into a DIPA

I bought the Citra Pale Ale kit from Morebeer.com and I'm trying to turn it into a DIPA. I'm looking for some suggestions to improve it as I'm not very familiar with creating recipes yet. Here's what I have so far:

Citra DIPA

Imperial IPA
Type: Extract Date: 8/31/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 2.30 gal
Boil Time: 60 min

Ingredients

Grains:
8 lbs Ultralight Malt Extract [Boil for 10 min] (2.2 SRM) 60.4 %
3 lbs Munich Malt Extract (9.0 SRM) 22.6 %
8.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) 3.8 %

Steeping Grains:
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) 5.7 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) 3.8 %
8.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) 3.8 %

Hops:
0.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min 6 8.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] - Boil 25.0 min 11.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min 8.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min 3.3 IBUs
2.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs

Yeast:
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)

Beer Profile:
Est Original Gravity: 1.082 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.8 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 8.5 %
Bitterness: 82.2 IBUs Calories: 274.0 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 8.1 SRM

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Just took a quick look, but the cara/crystal malts seem a little heavy. Maybe leave out the carapils.

Oh, and you'll want to make a good sized starter. Check Mr. Malty for size.

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Would a 2L starter with a stir plate be enough?

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Yeastcalc.com and mrmalty.com are where most go for yeast starter sizes i think. Im on my phone or id look it up for you, but somewhere between 1.5 and 2 liter sounds about right for stirplate and 1.080, it will ask you the manufacture date also.

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I think you need more hops all around. The timing looks ok, but for a big beer like this, and a dipa, I would increase you bittering charge to 1.5-2 oz and double your late addition hops. I'd dry hop with 3oz. The citra heavy beer will be very "mango" aroma wise.

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Moar hops! ;-)

(Especially on the bittering side)

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I would replace the table sugar with dextrose. Use Munich over crystal.

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More late hops. Less crystal.

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I think you need more hops all around. The timing looks ok, but for a big beer like this, and a dipa, I would increase you bittering charge to 1.5-2 oz and double your late addition hops. I'd dry hop with 3oz. The citra heavy beer will be very "mango" aroma wise.
By late hops do you mean just the 5 min or the 25, 15, and 5 min addidtions? I'll definitely raise the bittering to 2 oz and add an oz to dry hopping.
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Usually late addition hops are 15 to flameout

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