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Old 03-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Beginner brewer... I want to make a summer brew that is either a citrus wheat or citrus amber. I'm open to any and all suggestions but my limitations are : only extract or partial grain, I only have a 20qt brew pot so I boil 3gal and add two, i want to use citrus zest. I have looked up a few recipes but haven't found one that will work for me. Help!

 
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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Instead of citrus zest, get your hands on some Citra hops, which end up with an aroma that's pretty much lemon-lime and grapefruit notes. Here's an extract version of the Citra APA I make that is very citrusy and refreshing. You could even still add your citrus zest for even more citrusy goodness:

FIVE gallon batch

7 lbs pale LME
0.5 lbs Honey Malt (steep at 155 for 20 minutes)

0.75 oz Citra @ 60
0.50 oz Citra @ 15
0.50 oz Citra @ 5

Safeale S-05 yeast

1.049 OG
1.012 FG
4.8% ABV
~60 IBUs

THREE weeks Primary
THREE weeks in bottle to carb/condition

I make about 15-20 gallons of this stuff every spring/summer!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Awesome sounds great thank you!

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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Ok so I went to my lhbs ( rocky mountain brewery) and they were fresh out of citra. After showing them this recipe they suggested all Columbus hops, same additions. Any thoughts on this?

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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If you can, order some Citra online. Columbus is a good citrusy hop, but Citra really has it's own distinct flavor and aroma that nothing else matches.

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...al-purpose-hop

http://www.amazon.com/Citra-Pellet-H.../dp/B006O93TE0

http://morebeer.com/view_product/118...ra_Pellet_Hops

http://chicagobrewwerks.com/index.ph...uct=2022A&c=40
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Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
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Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

 
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