- Mar 17, 2017
- Reaction score
- Dublin, Ireland
I did a Citra Nelson DIPA before with 4oz Nelson, 4oz Citra T90 and 2oz lupomax and it was a really nice beer. Scored 40/50 in a local competition. Felt the Nelson was just slightly lost at this ratio which is why I was thinking 2:1:1 Citra as I find Nelson and Nectaron in the same vein flavor wise, just Nectaron is a more amped up hop. With that 10oz dry hop I felt I could have gone a bit more which is why I started pushing 12-14oz dry hops but think that might be too high.Just brewed one with 4 oz Nelson, 2 oz t90 Citra, 2 oz Citra lupomax and it turned out perfect. The Nelson came thru slightly and the Citra provided a solid backbone. Not necessarily “popped” but was balanced, not overdone like sometimes I get with highly hopped beers with nelson
My dry hop process is pressure transfer after a soft crash to 50C into a fermentation purged keg. I usually leave the hops at this temperature for 36-48 hours, rousing with co2 a couple of times a day. Then cold crash and transfer. Think I'm getting pretty good extraction doing this method.