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Title: citra with?
Post by: hospter81 on April 15, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
Hello! i'm going to brew an "american" saison using citra... i wonder what other hop goes well with citra in a combo and the esters of a saison yeast

Thanks!
Title: Re: citra with?
Post by: erockrph on April 15, 2013, 11:39:22 AM
Most "C" hops - Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, etc. Galaxy is nice, and so is Motueka. Citra will overpower most other hops (Motueka especially so), so either plan on the other hops just being in the background unless you use at least twice as much of them as the Citra.
Title: citra with?
Post by: majorvices on April 15, 2013, 01:07:38 PM
I have thought about using citra in a Saison. Consider keeping it very moderate and maybe adding in a European hop as well, like sapphire.
Title: Re: citra with?
Post by: gymrat on April 15, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
I love citra in my white wheat. I single hop it. One ounce does the trick. 1/4 for bittering the rest for flavoring.
Title: Re: citra with?
Post by: deepsouth on April 15, 2013, 02:00:14 PM
i did my last two beers with citra, amarillo and simcoe and both were fantastic.
Title: citra with?
Post by: majorvices on April 15, 2013, 03:44:41 PM
Think out the box on these hoppy beer additions. I use French Strisselspalt in combo with Simcoe and Centennial with fantsastic results.

That said, for a saison I think you should use citra sparingly. Have it accent the yeast character, not dominate it.
Title: Re: citra with?
Post by: erockrph on April 15, 2013, 06:23:59 PM
Think out the box on these hoppy beer additions. I use French Strisselspalt in combo with Simcoe and Centennial with fantsastic results.

I really like using a noble-type hop in conjunction with the typical IPA hops. I use Ultra with some combination of Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, Citra and Cascade in my hoppy beers quite a bit, and it really brings something nice to the table beyond what the usual C hops will give you.