Haven't brewed a Citra/Mosaic in awhile until 2 weeks ago. (I was trying other hop combos, with decent success.) I reworked an older recipe, built up from RO water, and man o man, I hit the nail on the head for my personal taste. I think I'd still go a bit more bitter, but Citra/Mosaic is a hard combo to beat. I think I may try this same recipe again and DH with a touch of Galaxy. I'm sending some out in a beer trade soon, so hopefully I'll get some unbiased feedback.^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^
Would love to know the amounts and timing you used of each.fwiw, I've been working on a Sierra Nevada Fantastic Haze clone using Azacca, Idaho 7 and Strata.
First semi-guided effort (SN is awesome about listing ingredients so one just has to work on ratios and timing) was excellent and pretty darned close to the prototype...
I hated Rakau. Thought it had a strong fig-like quality that I didn't like much.sweet. thanks for the nice insights- ill give rakau a shot then!
I buy everything in bulk which helps, but these neipas do indeed come in pretty high on the all-up cost.What's the ingredient cost for that batch?
Even for 11 gallons that hop bill adds up.
Galaxy is incredibly hit or miss. The last galaxy that I got from Yakima Valley hops was an 8 ounce bag and it was awesome. Probably the best Galaxy I’ve ever had. It’s unfortunate that it’s so hard to predict whether or not it will be good or not, But the last batch I had was so good.Where are you all getting your galaxy? The last couple pounds I got from Yakima Valley Hops were somewhat disappointing.
I’ve recently switched to getting 2oz packages from YVH in hopes of keeping the hops fresher with less oxygen exposure. I still buy a few pounds at a times and it is only about 1 dollar more a pound this way. I will try the galaxy in the smaller packages again.Galaxy is incredibly hit or miss. The last galaxy that I got from Yakima Valley hops was an 8 ounce bag and it was awesome. Probably the best Galaxy I’ve ever had. It’s unfortunate that it’s so hard to predict whether or not it will be good or not, But the last batch I had was so good.
Australian winter or northern winter?Continue buying in pounds but do it in the winter.
Agreed on personal opinions- i have another brew set with riwaka-nelson evrn thoough the diesely notes derived from riwaka based on comments i read here and there are off putting to be honestI hated Rakau. Thought it had a strong fig-like quality that I didn't like much.
I did a Nelson-Motueka light hazy a few batches ago that turned out great.
The thing about taste is it's so subjective though. I love reading other people's opinions/experiences but I do try to use every ingredient myself whenever possible to form my own opinion.
This is true. But ya can't go wrong with the tried and true, is all I'm saying.^lol^ golf claps for the riff
Still...there are a multitude of roughly comparable and certainly enjoyable strains beyond citra, mosaic - even simcoe - that are just waiting for exploitation...