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Old 06-19-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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I used Citra at 60/20/10 in a boozy wheat beer.

A cat pee smell was noticeable before bottling. I tasted a carbed bottle after 10 days and the cat pee was still there.

After three weeks in the bottle, the cat pee was gone completely and what remained was a pleasure to drink.

What other hops produce the cat pee odor?



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Old 06-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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I've never gotten a cat urine smell from Citra before... sometime I get it with Simcoe, but those are few and far between,


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Old 06-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Maybe a cat peed in my bottling bucket?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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I'm glad the cat pee is gone. I'm not a fan of cat pee. I was worried the batch was going to be not so good.

It turned out great. Time to get drunk!

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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I've never gotten a cat urine smell from Citra before... sometime I get it with Simcoe, but those are few and far between,
I didn't use a ton of Citra either.

0.5 @ 60
1.0 @ 20
1.5 @ 10
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:22 AM   #6
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I used citra at 60 and 10 myself, I got cat crap smell. Im not sure if it has gone away or not yet only bottled for 7 days. Aroma was like cat crap, but taste was good. I hope all is well with my brew!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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I had this same thing happen to me this week. Had a beer dryhopped with citra, cat piss bad. Bottled it off the keg and 1.5 months later 0 cat piss, a ton of sweet fruit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #8
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I get catpee from Summit but as your Citra, it gets better with age.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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It took about six weeks after brewing for the cat pee to vanish. No dry hop.

The end result was tropical fruity and 55ibu.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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Ugh, note to self, never use citra! I hate the smell of cat pee, makes me gag and I don't want to be gagging when I drink a beer!


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