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Old 11-17-2011, 07:01 PM   #21
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I brewed up a 3 Floyds clone of Zombie Dust that used 9 oz of citra hops (3 oz Dry hop) but its not that bitter really....citra is a great hop variety and getting somewhat harder to find. give it time to ferment and carb up and the bitterness should subside.

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #22
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You are tasting a sample that came straight out of your kettle, directly after the boil. It still has hops suspended in it. Most all post boil samples you taste will be very bitter. As long as you followed your recipe and the hop schedule you will be fine.
This. I about choked when I took a sip of my Pliny clone right out of the kettle.

I just had my first bottle of an all-Citra IPA I did about two months ago. The hop schedule looked pretty similar to yours and it turned out great. Yours will be fine after fermentation, bottling and carbing. Cheers!
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #23
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Ha! That'll reach me to pay attention. This thread was started about 7 months ago.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #24
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Ha! That'll reach me to pay attention. This thread was started about 7 months ago.
Ditto- I feel a little silly now
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #25
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I brewed up a 3 Floyds clone of Zombie Dust that used 9 oz of citra hops (3 oz Dry hop) but its not that bitter really....citra is a great hop variety and getting somewhat harder to find. give it time to ferment and carb up and the bitterness should subside.
Good news! I just brewed skeezerpleezer's FFF ZD clone today and the sample was INTENSE! glad I found this thread, my fears have been eased.

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #26
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I was looking at brewing AHS citra, but now I think I'm goung to brew zombie dust clone partial mash recipe on hopville, by cdubbaya.

 
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