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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #141
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Got my lb of citra, pretty excited because its 100% new to me. As far as I know I haven't even had citra in a commercial brew, Smash IPA perhaps?
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Citra is not a good bittering hop IMO, be careful with anything longer than 30 minutes.
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I disagree, Citra works fine as a bittering hop. However, unless you're making a citra single hop IPA (which I've made and enjoyed), there's no reason to use it for bittering. Use a different neutral hop for bittering (I recommend ultra), and save the citra for flavor/aroma additions.
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Too harsh for me for bittering, but I was responding to a post about a citra SMaSH, so he wants to use it to bitter.
For my house IPA, I use Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. It's a perfect combo IMO. Magnum produces a very "clean" bitterness that doesn't interfere with the flavor/aroma hops at all.


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Old 11-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #142
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For my house IPA, I use Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. It's a perfect combo IMO. Magnum produces a very "clean" bitterness that doesn't interfere with the flavor/aroma hops at all.
I'm gona try the very same thing for my next Zombie Dust.


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Old 11-13-2012, 12:23 AM   #143
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For my house IPA, I use Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. It's a perfect combo IMO. Magnum produces a very "clean" bitterness that doesn't interfere with the flavor/aroma hops at all.
Thanks for the tip, this is probably a better idea as I have lots of magnum sitting around.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #144
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I agree with the above about using magnum (I like to use warrior for the same reasons in my Citra IPA). However, I will say that I did a citra smash and used fwh'd the citra and it tasted wonderful. It's a lot more smooth using it like this, and you get more of the flavor and aroma imo. If you want to use it as a bittering hop, this is what I would do.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #145
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My favorite version of my Citra/Amarillo IPA we first wort with citra/amarillo and use a bit of warrior at 60min to get the ibus up there.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:57 AM   #146
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Anyone get word of Fridays Hopsdirect orders shipping yet?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #147
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Anyone get word of Fridays Hopsdirect orders shipping yet?
Last time they did a Friday release I got mine Thursday, and I'm 30 minutes from the farm.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #148
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I checked my emails from last years order, it looks like last year I got my shipping confirmation 4 business days after I placed my order. I would guess we should be getting the shipping info either today or tomorrow.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #149
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Those guys are great. They got simcoe cheaper this year and passed a lower price on to all of us.
Thanks and to everyone else who mentioned these guys. Only place in stock I could find for leaf.

I got a 3oz Citra leaf order in with them, very reasonably priced and shipped. Wondering if its last year's Citra but even so.. got the min I need for recipes where its a signature finish. Still hoping Freshops put some up so didn't want to over order.. but also didn't want to get totally shut out.

I wonder how much of all this, besides the weather, is from Sierra Nevada going to a year round 12-pack sku on Torpedo.

I run into the trouble real brewers do, I brew all kinds of stuff but my friends want my Bangalore and its Citra finish. I can just brew other stuff but they will keep asking for the favorite..
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #150
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I run into the trouble real brewers do, I brew all kinds of stuff but my friends want my Bangalore and its Citra finish. I can just brew other stuff but they will keep asking for the favorite..
Unless your friends are chipping in for the grain/hop bills, then i would brew what you want to brew.


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