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Old 03-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #1


An experiment I'm trying for an all Citra IPA. We'll see how she turns out, although the taste test after brewing was great. Complex bitterness. I used whole leaf hops.

Citra Experiment IPA
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated FG: 1.014 SG
Estimated IBUs: 83.0 IBU
Estimated Color: 8.0 SRM
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68%
Boil Time: 60 minutes

Grains:
12.00# Pale Malt (2-Row) US (92.31%)
1.00# Caramel/Crystal 40L (7.69%)

Hops:
1.00 oz Citra (12.00%) @60 min
2.00 oz Citra (12.00%) @15 min
3.00 oz Citra (12.00%) @5 min
3.00 oz Citra (12.00%) @0 min
3.00 oz Citra (12.00%) (dry hop)

Yeast:
White Labs WLP001 (California Ale)
1000 mL starter

Mash Profile:
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, 152F (grain temp: 68F)
Mash for 60 min at 152F with 4.06 gal of water heated to 168F
Mash-out at 168F with 1.91 gal of water heated to 210F and hold for 10 minutes
Batch sparge at 168F with 3.49 gal of water heated to 181F

 
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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good luck with it. i haven't read too many pleasant experiences with using it earlier in the boil. It does smell amazing though. I did an all citra IPA and eventually dumped it. I will only use it as a dry hop now.
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