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abbysdad2006

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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: US-05
Yeast Starter: No
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 2.5
Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.013
IBU: 49.4
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 8.8
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14

American Pale Ale

Grain:
6 lbs. American 2-Row Malt
.75 lbs. Crystal/Caramel Malt 40L
.5 lbs. Cara-Pils

60 minute mash @ 154.

Hops:
.5 oz Citra 60 min
.5 oz Citra 10 min

Pellet hops.

Yeast:
US-05
 

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I'd mash a little lower for a crisper, lighter body beer. Also I would increase the finishing hops up a little and reduce the bittering hops if you want to keep the same IBU.

That's also a very high percentage of crystal malt for an american pale ale, combine that with your high mash temp and I think you're going to have a bit cloying of a beer.

What I would do:

6lbs 2 Row
.25 C40
.25 c-pils

Mash @ 150

and bitter to 50 IBU but add some flameout/later addition hops and reduce the .5 citra @ 60 min.

2-3 weeks in primary and she'll be done, no need for secondary.

In my opinion, that would be a much better beer.
 
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I'd mash a little lower for a crisper, lighter body beer. Also I would increase the finishing hops up a little and reduce the bittering hops if you want to keep the same IBU.

So mash at, let's say 150? Bump the 10min hops to .75 oz?
 
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I'd mash a little lower for a crisper, lighter body beer. Also I would increase the finishing hops up a little and reduce the bittering hops if you want to keep the same IBU.

That's also a very high percentage of crystal malt for an american pale ale, combine that with your high mash temp and I think you're going to have a bit cloying of a beer.

What I would do:

6lbs 2 Row
.25 C40
.25 c-pils

Mash @ 150

and bitter to 50 IBU but add some flameout/later addition hops and reduce the .5 citra @ 60 min.

2-3 weeks in primary and she'll be done, no need for secondary.

In my opinion, that would be a much better beer.

Aewsome! Thanks for the input.
 

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For a 2.5G batch, yeah, drop the crystal and the Carapils by half or so. Other than that, I'd add a dry-hops charge to the equation (another ounce of Citra) and call it good!

Mash anywhere between 150 & 156. 150 will be a little dryer & give a little more alcohol to the end product, & 156 will give nice body. Either one will produce a fine beer.
 
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6# 2 row
.25# Cara-Pils
.25# C40L
.25 oz Citra 60 min
.5 oz Citra 10 min
1 oz Citra Dry Hop


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I do 45 or 60 minute boils with my 2.5G batches. So, no, not too much.
 

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I've never done a Citra SMASH myself, but have seen a few threads with mixed opinions. Some folks don't like the taste of Citra for bittering, others think it is a waste of money when you can use a cheaper hop for bittering and then use the Citra for later additions. I recently did a Warrior/Citra APA, and I will say it came out great with plenty of orange and grapefruit, despite using only Warrior for bittering.

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: 16.1 Citra APA "The Bird"

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 8.33 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 9.5 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.047
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)


STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV (standard): 5.71%
IBU (tinseth): 48.69
SRM (morey): 5.96

FERMENTABLES:
1.62 kg - American - Pale 2-Row (71.4%)
0.3 kg - American - Vienna (13.2%)
0.2 kg - Flaked Wheat (8.8%)
0.15 kg - American - Caramel / Crystal 20L (6.6%)

HOPS:
8 g - Warrior, Type: Pellet, AA: 16, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 40.02
6 g - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 7.48
8 g - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Boil for 1 min, IBU: 1.19

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 81%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 12.22 - 25 C

NOTES:
Named after the team mascot, The Bird, this sessionable pale ale uses Citra hops to capture the essence of orange, the Orioles' distinguishing team color. This is a versatile beer perfect for celebrating the Orioles, spring, summer, or fall.

This recipe has been published online at:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/323788/16-1-citra-apa-the-bird-

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Date: 2016-03-11 20:38 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2016-02-19 18:46 UTC
 
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