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Old 10-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Battery_BreweryNJ View Post
11.25 lb Pale Ale Malt
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine
0.75 lb Caramunich Malt
0.50 lb Honey Malt

0.75 oz Citra [14.00 %] 60
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 10
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 5
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 1
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] Dry
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet 10

1 Pkgs Safale American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05)

Single Infusion Mash: 154 for 60min

Added 2oz of whole leaf Simcoe into secondary for 14 days, then Kegged.

I'll post a picture soon.
Hey Battery, I brewed your recipe up this past Sunday. I up'ed the grain bill about 30% and up'ed the hops a little bit to get a bigger IPA (, but I just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. I just sampled the beer (it is currently sitting at 1.032 down from 1.068), and it tasted AMAZING; the citra hops are really freaking tropical tasting. My LHBS only had citra in whole leaf when I wanted pellet, however I am just so pleased with how it has turned out thus far. I can tell this is going to be a winner!

Just curious, with all of the cara malts, what was your FG for this beer? That's the only thing I'm a little worried about, but not so much.

Thanks once again.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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HOLY COW THIS RECIPE IS FREAKING AWESOME. I just drank my first bottle of it. It has been exactly a month ago since I brewed this beer, so talk about being fresh. I only did a 2-week fermentation, 11-day dry hop in the secondary, and now this bottle has only been bottled for 4 days. Citra is off the hook! I threw in a couple more 1 oz hop additions of citra as well as made a bigger gravity beer, so here's my recipe, the malt bill is the same ratio wise

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:52 AM   #13
Nov 2012
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This beer was amazing! I used straight Citra and it came out amazing. Definitely going to be brewing this one again

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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Jan 2008
Joliet, Il
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I brewed this last weekend per the initial recipe subbing out some bottle cultured pac-man for the yeast. Hit 1.066 with 4.5 gallons in the carboy.

Smelled like a citra bomb exploded in my kitchen! I cant wait till this one is ready to drink.

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #15
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This recipe looks great, I'm gonna try it. Is this assuming a 5 gallon batch?

Edit: what are the targets for OG, FG, and ibu?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #16
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Dayton, Ohio
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Smokes of holy! Just tapped my keg of this. First use of citra. Awesome.

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:08 AM   #17
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I brewed something like this this morning. I originally intended to do a SMaSH but added a little C20.

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:16 AM   #18
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So you guys that are using all Citra. Your not getting a "cat piss" or "cat spray" aroma that comes off it? I have tried several beers that have come into the store from several different brewers and have found that all of them that over used Citra had that "cat piss" aroma.
I ask because I wonder if it's just me and my nose?

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:35 PM   #19
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I've made 2 different batches.
One using Citra itself, and one using all Citra except at 5min and flameout was half Citra half Cascade.
Both of those beers smelled like cat piss.
I was told that it was when the Citra was harvested.
Idk about that, but I will not use Citra to bitter at all anymore. When I use it as a late addition ONLY, I don't get that at all. Same bag of hops that I split up and sealed myself before throwing them in the freezer.
Fu*k 'em if they won't get drunk.

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Old 06-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #20
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I dont usually like IPA's but after reading this my mouth watered so I think I may just jump on this .. Thanks

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