Making a citra IPA tomorrow. What would you suggest.
So I have the day off tomorrow, so I pitched a starter earlier today and plan on brewing a full citra IPA tomorrow. I usually do AG, but I haven't had much time as of late so bought some extract a few weeks ago in anticipation of having maybe a 2 to 3 hour brew window one day.
I'm feel as though I'm a bit short on citra to make an imperial IPA (only have 5 oz) Her's the list of what I have.
7 lbs light DME
3 lbs light liquid extract
1 lb biscuit
and 30 lb barrel of crystal 20 a friend gave me.
5 oz of citra.
I'm screwing around in beersmith trying to get ABV up as well as the bitterness but I'm feeling like it's probably stupid to try to force the IBU's up just for the f*** of it. I.E. I can throw a bunch in early boil, but that's not usually how I do things. Any suggestions with the above ingredients? It's everything that I have, the only day to brew is tomorrow and it's impossible for me to get any more hops as the LHBS is closed on Monday (slackers.)
If anyone has any suggestions on hop additions and how much extract to use, I'd be f'ing thrilled =)