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strat_thru_marshall 07-19-2010 09:31 PM

Citra Pale Ale
 
Calculated at 77% efficiency.

Ingredients:

10.0 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
.5 lb American Vienna
.5 lb American Munich
.5 lb Crystal Malt 40L

.5 oz Magnum (14.5%) - 60 min
.25 oz Citra (11.1%) - 10.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - 10.0 min
.25 oz Citra (11.1%) - 1.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - 1.0 min
.25 oz Citra (11.1%) - 0.0 min (added to whirlpool)
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - 0.0 min (added to whirlpool)
1.0 oz Citra (11.1%) - dry hop
1.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) - dry hop


Mash at 154 for 60 minutes. All pellet hops.



This one came out great. It's nice and bold with peachy and orange zest flavors, a big citrus hoppy aroma, and a nicely balanced bitterness. Dropped very clear after cold crashing and kegging (the picture doesnt depict the clarity properly, it's clear and bright in the glass).

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deepcdan99 01-08-2011 03:44 AM

Looks great, still new with a few AG batches under my belt. But I looove Citra Hops. Might be just what I was looking for. How are you dry hopping?

strat_thru_marshall 01-08-2011 02:35 PM

Dry hopped with loose pellets directly into the carboy after fermentation winds down. About a week on the dry hops. My tasting notes on this one indicate that the malt balance was a little low, if I were to do it again I would probably replace the Vienna with something like Victory or Biscuit to amp up the complexity a bit and give the beer a more malty backbone to stand up to the over-the-top tropical flavors from the Citras

jim_reaper1066 02-12-2011 09:39 PM

I will be trying to brew this tomorrow evening. Im going to sub out magnum for galena, victory for Vienna, S-05 for WPL001, and scale the recipe down to 5.25 gallons.

strat_thru_marshall 02-16-2011 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim_reaper1066 (Post 2640336)
I will be trying to brew this tomorrow evening. Im going to sub out magnum for galena, victory for Vienna, S-05 for WPL001, and scale the recipe down to 5.25 gallons.

did you end up making this recipe? I'm very interested to hear what you think of it.

jim_reaper1066 02-16-2011 03:38 PM

I was going to make it last weekend but life got in the way. I think I will have time this weekend.

ThompsonGunner 03-27-2011 02:14 PM

Brewed this recipe yesterday. Substituted in a Belgium yeast to create a Citra-Belgique. Will followup in a month and let you know how it turned out.

duffman2 03-30-2011 08:16 AM

I've been working up a citra brew in my head for the last couple weeks or so. This might just push me over the edge. Let me know how all of yours turn out

Cheers

jpinachio 07-05-2011 02:41 PM

Beer looks great! I plan on brewing this today, I wanted to know what temp you cold crashed at?

strat_thru_marshall 07-05-2011 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpinachio
Beer looks great! I plan on brewing this today, I wanted to know what temp you cold crashed at?

I always cold crash at 32 after fermentation is complete. Let us know how it turns out.


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