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Old 05-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
May 2011
Chillicothe, Ohio
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I finally got my hands on some citra, and was wondering what you guys think the most effective way to use it would be. I really want the Citra to shine. I have three ounces to play with. I was thinking of something like this:

60% 2row
20% Munich
10% Wheat
5% C40
5% Toasted

.5oz Centennial @ 60
1oz Citra @ 15
1oz Citra @ 5
1oz Citra DH

OG 1.050/IBU 42/SRM 8

What do you think? Cheers
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
Jan 2011
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You can choose to do whatever you want, but I wouldn't muddle it with toasted malt or use the Citra beyond 10 minutes if you want it to shine. A simple 60/5/0/DH schedule will work very well. I would also strictly use pellets for these additions instead of leaf.

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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I find it's best when used as a dry hop and very late addition.

Just dry-hopped a light ale that I had that didn't taste quite right with .5oz of citra and now it's like a delicious summer grapefruit beer. Awesome!

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Your close to my citra apa..
Im 90% 2 row and 10% caramunich II wich comes out a beautiful dusty ruby color.. I'm 60/15/0/DH on my hops...
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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You probably don't need Munich and toasted malt.

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
Oct 2011
Rancho Cordova, CA
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I just made a citra pale ale that I hoped with 1oz cascade 60 min, .5 oz citra 10 min, .5 oz citra 5 min, 1 oz citra 0 min, 1.5 oz citra dry. It turned olut great.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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St. Petersburg, FL
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<-- Check out my all Citra APA recipe in my Recipes section. I've made 6 batches of this now and everyone considers it my best beer.
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #9
Jan 2011
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Originally Posted by TopherM View Post
everyone considers it my best beer.
Yeah, Citra has that effect. I've experienced similar praise from a Citra + Amarillo IPA w/Wyeast 1056 along with a 153 F mash of 80-ish% American 2-row base malt + XL DME, 12% Red Wheat, and 4% Crystal 40 to bring to approx. 7% abv.

A very simple beer yet everyone loved that Citra aroma. And Amarillo plays very well with Citra.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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St. Charles, Illinois
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Ya I have two pounds of both and use them together all the time! I agree with the rest of the folks here, use the Citra late if you want nose to be potent.

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