Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > hopbursted citra hybrid ale
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
cmybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default hopbursted citra hybrid ale

So here's the story: I am going to a music festival at the end of July and wanted to make a lightish drinkable yet hoppy beer that I can bottle in two liters and bring into the campground. Laying around I have some 2-Row, Cirta and some San Francisco Lager Yeast from a Cali Common that turned out brilliantly.
That in mind this is what I came up with. I'm kinda shooting for a hybrid APA.


4 lbs 12.0 oz Briess 2-Row Brewers Malt (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 92.7 %
4.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.9 %
2.0 oz Midnight Wheat (550.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.4 %
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 19.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 14.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 8.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) [35.49 ml] Yeast 8 -

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.0 %
Bitterness: 41.6 IBUs
Est Color: 15.5 SRM

The malt bill is set because I've already mixed and ground the grains but it started off as a Citra SMaSH but since I can never seem to stick to that idea I added some honey malt and while I was at it tossed in the MW for color. I was mostly wondering about the hop schedule. I've never tried doing a beer with all the hops at the end and I've never tried Citra either so I figured I'd see what all the rage was about.

What do you all think about this? I'll be making it either tonight or tomorrow.


cmybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
BradleyBrew
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,735
Liked 89 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I did something similiar with Citra hops in a blonde ale. I basically just bittered the beer at 15 IBU's. Then added 2oz of Citra @ 15 & flameout. The hops really came there as it was a very basic grain bill.


BradleyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
cmybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

That's good to hear that it worked out well but I'm wondering what people think about no traditional bittering addition. I want to keep it citra only to really get a taste for it and it's only a 2.5 gallon batch so doing a 60 minute bittering addition would really launch my IBU's using Citra.
cmybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
BradleyBrew
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,735
Liked 89 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmybeer View Post
That's good to hear that it worked out well but I'm wondering what people think about no traditional bittering addition. I want to keep it citra only to really get a taste for it and it's only a 2.5 gallon batch so doing a 60 minute bittering addition would really launch my IBU's using Citra.

I'm sure you will be fine. I like I said I just bittered @60 minutes to about 15 IBU's. I don't think it matters when the alpha acids are released so you should be fine but only doing later additions.
BradleyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
thetragichero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 282
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

i did an all calypso hop hybrid apa that's delicious
i did use a small amount as fwh, but a good couple of ounces late and dryhopped
killer hop flavour and aroma, but only 36ibu so it's nice and drinkable
thetragichero is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #6
strambo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 599
Liked 50 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I make an all Citra APA at about 40 IBUs. It tastes kinda like juice...certainly not like it has 40 IBUs! I think you'll like the result.
strambo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 01:50 AM   #7
Cranny04
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Culpeper, Va
Posts: 411
Liked 21 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by strambo
I make an all Citra APA at about 40 IBUs. It tastes kinda like juice...certainly not like it has 40 IBUs! I think you'll like the result.
I read juice as "Joose"



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3759021931.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	57.5 KB
ID:	65982
__________________
My Blog: Bros Beer
Cranny04 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
rausched
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: , Indiana
Posts: 21
Default

The last time I used hop bursting I used all citra and can't wait to taste it. Only difference in the hop schedule is I used first wort hops and used an ounce @ 2 minutes.
Should be a solid festival brew. Is this for 10K lakes?
rausched is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
cmybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Sound Town Music Fest (I know, dumbest name ever right). It's in sumerset WI and has Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Girl Talk and a host of other bands. I wish it was for 10K though but they stopped putting that festival on a few years ago. It will always be my favorite...

Anyways, I've wanted to try bottling like this for fun and thought this would be a nice campsite beer to break up the crappy beer.
cmybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
cmybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default

well, getting started here. Hit my mash temp of 150*.


cmybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simcoe hybrid non-proprietary hop rexbanner General Beer Discussion 13 04-26-2012 11:02 AM
Cider/beer hybrid azezpz1 General Beer Discussion 1 09-03-2011 04:03 PM
Anyone ever try to make a hybrid drink? sportscrazed2 General Beer Discussion 11 11-28-2010 01:38 AM
Hybrid Yeast McCuckerson General Beer Discussion 4 11-20-2010 06:00 PM
Flat 115th Dream hopbursted ipa... Stickshaker General Beer Discussion 7 09-08-2010 02:13 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS