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theveganbrewer 07-25-2012 06:21 AM

Kern River Citra DIPA
Clone Recipe Adapted from Can You Brew It with Jamil featuring Kyle from Kern River.

Basically Kyle came on the show and told everyone how to brew the beer and what ingredients to use. He used the 7BBL recipe for everything except the dry hopping which was given in 20BBL dosage. I have adapted the numbers down to a 5 gallon batch and messed with the hop utilization rates a bit.

Imperial IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 7/24/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.74 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Volume 6.24 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs 6 oz Great Western 2 Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 82.0 %
9.2 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.6 %
9.2 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.6 %
9.2 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.6 %
4.4 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 6 2.2 %
4.4 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.2 %
1.00 oz Nugget [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 34.3 IBUs
0.60 oz Citra [10.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 16.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [10.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 8.9 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [10.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 10 6.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [10.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 3.6 IBUs
1.15 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 12.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 12.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
0.70 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 9.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
0.90 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 6.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs
1.10 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 12 -

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.070 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.8 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.9 %
Bitterness: 69.9 IBUs Calories: 235.0 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 6.3 SRM

Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 10.4 oz

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 19.73 qt of water at 162.0 F 148.0 F 60 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 3.88 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).


Briess Carapils, Munich, Crystal, White Wheat.
Gambrinus Honey Malt.


Mash for 60 minutes at 148 degrees, no higher than 150. Single infusion. No vorlauf.

White Labs Yeast Nutrient. Koppakleer Tablets from Brewer's supply group, added with 5 minutes left in the boil. No filter.

Whirlpool for 20 minutes after flameout. Cool to 70-78. Kern adds the yeast in the tubes between the boil and the fermenter and it hits an oxygen stone on the way.


California Ale, White Labs 001. Pitch at 70 degrees, hold at 67 the entire time.

Unfiltered water, same as Sierra Nevada. It's hard water.


6-8 days in primary. Do not raise temp.

Dry Hopping (pellets)-

Dry hop 2 days after fermentation is complete. Pull yeast off, then dry hop (go to secondary). All dry hopping done warm at 67 degrees. Each dry hop is 3 days. So if you put in the 1st DH on Monday, the next one goes in 2 days later, the day you put them in counts as a day. They cap off the fermenter after each DH. Crash on 12th day for a couple of days. Dump hops and yeast. Carb and drink. :rockin:

andysim 07-25-2012 12:33 PM

I have this fermenting right now. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but i made some adjustments on the dry hopping schedule.

theveganbrewer 07-25-2012 05:50 PM

Interested to hear your results. What did you change about the dry hop? I know Jamil and the guys messed with the schedule because of the hop utilization rates. Their numbers are a bit different too.

Greyhound 08-09-2012 04:27 PM

I brewed this recipe about 4 weeks ago. I missed by OG by about 7 points :( but decided to just let it ride. I was worried that it might be overly bitter, but I tried my first glass last night and it was delicious. The mango/citrus aroma and flavor are over-the-top (in a good way). This is one that I will definitely brew again for my annual club competition.

theveganbrewer 08-09-2012 07:18 PM

I'm just about to start dryhopping and the airlock activity smells delicious. I'm very excited. Can't wait for the new crop of Citra to hit the market.

Greyhound 08-09-2012 11:30 PM

Vegan, let me know how it turns out. I love this beer, and other than hitting my gravity next time, I can't think of anything I'd change.

Tombstone0 08-09-2012 11:35 PM

I just brewed this on Sunday but my lhbs was out of Citra so I subbed in galaxy. I'm excited to try it out, I haven't tried galaxy hops yet.

theveganbrewer 08-09-2012 11:53 PM

Interested to hear about Galaxy, I thought about trying them in another recipe calling for copious amounts of Citra. FYI, I called HopsDirect and they are preparing the Citra harvest to release at the end of August and then another batch at the end of October. Apparently they've doubled output. Over 500 acres of citra planted in Washington.

Greyhound 08-10-2012 01:08 AM

I've only brewed with Galaxy once - a single hop pale ale. I'd say the flavor is less pronounced than Citra, but it's a nice hop. I think you're really going to like it in this recipe.

theveganbrewer 08-13-2012 10:08 PM

I brewed this on 8/6 and just took my gravity reading prior to adding my first dry hop. 1.011, right on schedule for a 1.010 finish after the secondary. So, according to the head brewer at Kern, then move off the yeast at day 8 and then start the dryhopping, so that day will be tomorrow for me. No airlock and seal off the fermenter during the dryhop. The taste so far was very good but the dryhopping is going to kick this beer in the ass.

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