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Old 04-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
redliner
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5 lbs light dme to 3 gallon water bring to boil
1 oz citra hops to boil
after 1 hour
1 oz citra hops
12 oz natural honey

add 2 gallons water
one dram lorann watermelon flavor
pitch yeast
wyeast 1272 aerate

trying for a watermelon ale type

 
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Waaay too much bittering hops for what you are trying to do. I would say not more than a half ounce of citra. Also any fruit flavorings should be added before bottling, provided they are extracts.

 
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Ya I was planning on the extract at the end of steeping.

Really no more than 1/2 oz.

Does everything else look decent?

 
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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If you want the fruit flavor to take the forefront, then I would definitely keep the IBU's under 25. One ounce of Citra will give you 28.9 IBU's. That is reasonable for a fruity ale, but I would not go any higher than that, unless you are looking to make something like an IPA with a HINT of watermelon. Certainly, I would not do any late hops additions without reducing the bittering hops first.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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Don't add the watermelon before primary fermentation is complete. The gassing off from the CO2 will blow off a lot of the watermelon aroma

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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I dont really want a lot of watermelon flavor just a light aroma/flavor. i will reduce the hops dont really want an IPA just light and refreshing

 
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