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Old 01-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #21
tmoney645
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I recommend changing your 60min hops to a first wort hopping. I recently made a very similar IPA to yours the and the FWH really "smoothed" out the bitterness, made it much more drinkable to the uninitiated.



 
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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I've been fine with 14 days fermenting big ipa's, but you can go 3 weeks, then dry hopping for a week. I never get past a couple days in the bottle, because I get anxious, and it always tastes so good. 2-3 weeks if you can really wait, but whats the fun in that!??

Citra is a nice hop, for my first ipa, i used it with amarillo, simcoe, and centennial.. talk about tropical!



 
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #23
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Yeah, 2 weeks plus 1 week dry hopping will be plenty. Then the 3 or so weeks to carb and it should be good. Recently I've just been putting the dry hops in the primary rather than transfering to a secondary to dry hop. Way less work and less chance for infection/oxidation. I just did a Citra APA that used a little centennial. Flavor and aroma with Citra and Centennial then dryhopped with Citra. Very tropical, very delicious, and very gone!

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #24
tinola
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I switched out the galaxy for motueka hops because my LHBS doesn't have the galaxy and I'd think that motueka would be somewhat similar to the galaxy. Also, it'd fit the tropical theme.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #25
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I made a low gravity all Citra hop brew and it turned out really good, great Summer beer. But its really amazing how far that hop goes, I used 2.5 oz in total and that included dry hopping.


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Old 01-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #26
tinola
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Today was Brew day!

I ended up doing a 4 gallon boil thanks to fermcap-s!!!
Everything is doing great so far, I already have fermentation going on...
Smells good!



 
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