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Old 03-14-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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I am brewing a half batch and I want to feature citra. I am bittering with either cascade or centennial and was wondering if I should compliment the citra with simcoe. Any thoughts, ideas or recommendations? Thanks
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:10 AM   #2
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Well, amarillo is more of a orange citrus scent. I brewed a ginger lemon pale ale with a lot of citra hops, and their aroma is certainly more smooth and subdued that amarillo, with a kind of soft melon scent. I think either could be good. But I feel like amarillo will be more bright and in your face than citra will be.



 
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Well, amarillo is more of a orange citrus scent. I brewed a ginger lemon pale ale with a lot of citra hops, and their aroma is certainly more smooth and subdued that amarillo, with a kind of soft melon scent. I think either could be good. But I feel like amarillo will be more bright and in your face than citra will be.
I've used Amarillo before and really enjoyed it. I've never used citra so I know I want to use it. Just not sure which hops to use with it or how much to not overpower the citra

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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You might look at the Zombie Dust recipe on the forum for inspiration.

ZD is 100% Citra with a simple, but tasty, mash bill.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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You might look at the Zombie Dust recipe on the forum for inspiration.

ZD is 100% Citra with a simple, but tasty, mash bill.
Yea I've been looking at that one. I don't have quite enough citra for it though

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Yea I've been looking at that one. I don't have quite enough citra for it though
It is a VERY hoppy beer. You might just scale all of the additions to the amount you do have. i.e. cut all whole ounces down to .75 and so forth.
I think it will still be great.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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i think pairing citra with some simcoe is a good idea

I prefer citra paired with other hops, it falls a little short for me on it's own (although I haven't been able to get Zombie Dust out here)

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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i think pairing citra with some simcoe is a good idea

I prefer citra paired with other hops, it falls a little short for me on it's own (although I haven't been able to get Zombie Dust out here)
Yes I think I'm going to use some simcoe with it and possibly Amarillo if I can figure out appropriate quantities

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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simcoe seems to have the strongest flavor and aroma to it, depending on what you are going for maybe 2:2:1 citra:amarillo:simcoe

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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simcoe seems to have the strongest flavor and aroma to it, depending on what you are going for maybe 2:2:1 citra:amarillo:simcoe
Yea that's good advice. I definitely want the citra flavor and aroma to dominate a little more



 
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