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Old 08-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to brew a Citra IPA for a long time so I'm going for it this Wednesday. Does this seem like a lot?

Est Original Gravity: 1.070
Est Final Gravity: 1.016
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.1 %
Bitterness: 65.1 IBUs Calories:
Est Color: 8.8 SRM

14 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian Malting Co (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 93.5 %
1 lbs Caramel Malt - 60L (Cargill) (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.5 %
0.50 oz Horizon [11.10 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 3 16.9 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 14.0 IBUs
0.75 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 13.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 13.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 7.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -
2.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days


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Old 08-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Its a fair amount but not "a lot" and no where near "too much"

Skeezers zombie dust has a good amount more citra, in a ~1065 beer.

If you want "a lot" I'd at least double the aroma steep and double the 5 min. FWIW I never dry hop an IPA with less than 3 oz, if you want "a lot" I'd go 3 or 4 oz for dry hop.

A lot of people don't realize how much resinous dank/piney flavor you get with an all citra beer, which I have found is especially true of this years crop.

Not that it's a bad thing, I like it, but it's often not what people expect.

Obviously adjust the bittering additions downward if you have an IBU target. Count on whirlpool hops having a ~20% utilization for bitterness purposes BTW(roughly equivalent to a 15-20min addition).


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Old 08-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Too much...never! I would decrease the amount of additions to like bittering, 20 or 15 min (2oz) and aromona (2oz+). Dry hop 3-5 oz
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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So something more like this

Est Original Gravity: 1.070
Est Final Gravity: 1.016
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.1 %
Bitterness: 65.2 IBUs
Est Color: 8.8 SRM

14 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian Malting Co (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 93.5 %
1 lbs Caramel Malt - 60L (Cargill) (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.5 %
0.50 oz Horizon [11.10 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 3 16.9 IBUs
1.25 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 22.7 IBUs
1.25 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 16.6 IBUs
1.25 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 9.1 IBUs
2.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124.21 ml] Yeast 8 -
3.00 oz Citra pellet [14.10 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days
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Looks good to me
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Not too much so long as you like the taste and aroma of tropical fruit.
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Not too much so long as you like the taste and aroma of tropical fruit.
Or cat pee smell.. that's what I always get! It goes away in a couple of weeks though
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I like your number two. (crass joke bait) No really, I like your number two.

My only suggestion is to aroma steep for 60mins. Try to get it down to 120-130F as fast as possible and let it sit. My aroma steep method is flame out, recirculate two gallons through plate chiller and boom...the wort is 125F in less than 3 minutes. The longer steep lets the hops settle and increases the aroma significantly.

If you use an immersion chiller, maybe you can chill for 30 mins and let it sit for another 30. I've never used an immersion chiller and have no idea how long it takes you chill.
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I brewed this up today and can't wait to see how it turns out. Only problem I had was a massive stuck mash and sparge, first time I've ever had one of thous and an extra long 2 hr 15 min boil. Even with thous issues I still hit all my numbers
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:28 AM   #10
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If you brewed a beer with so much Citra that you died in a Ciraick haze, then it still wouldn't be too much Citra.


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