Hops gurus: Your input with a Citra wheat
I'm playing around with some different hops for this recipe.
6 lbs Red Wheat
4 lbs 2 row
1/2 lb Flaked wheat
1.5 oz. sweet orange zest
WLP320 American Wheat yeast.
Shooting for an easy drinking orange/citrus wheat that takes advantage of the Citra without being overly bitter/dry.
I have Citra, Centennial, Fuggles, Hersbrucker and Cascade. I've never used Citra, but did taste an all Galaxy DIPA that blew me away and I am not a fan of IPA's in general. I'm thinking 1 oz. Centennial (8.1% alpha)60 minutes and .75 oz Citra (13.4% alpha) at 5 minutes.
BrewR software tells me this:
Color 3.6 SRM
IBU 33.5 which the high end of the style is ~30.
Will the Citra addition be too strong for the style? Will that addition at 5 minutes give me the complimentary citrus pop from the Citra, but not be too overwhelming?
I realize that most hop heads will laugh at anything in the 30 IBU range...
If this works, I'll try another version with Galaxy when I can find it. I loved that passion fruit/pineapple flavor from it.
Originally Posted by Mead-or
smalliewader, you are a turd-face.