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citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:07:15 PM »
Has anyone tried citra, sorachi ace, and centennial together?

I'm planning an IPA using what I've got on hand, which means roughly for each 5 gallons 1 oz of citra, 1.3 oz of sorachi ace, and maybe 1.1 oz of centennial (oz instead of g for you Keith).  The bittering will be warrior, and I'll use some Falconer's Flight to add a backbone of flavor/aroma.  I'm thinking of doing the citra/centennial late or dry hop and saving the sorachi ace for another beer.  I'm just not sure the sorachi will go well with the citra/cents.  They are 2011 crop citra by the way.

Thoughts?
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Re: citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 05:53:06 AM »
Tom,

Sounds like an interesting combo.  I've never done that specific combo, but would love to hear how it comes out. 

If you brew it, please report back on it.

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Re: citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 06:53:11 AM »
I like sorachi ace by itself and want to try it in a hoppy weizen, like the Brooklyn/Schneider collaboration.
Although lots of folks on the forum say that citra overwhelms everything else, I think the citra/centennial dry hop sounds good.
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Re: citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 05:42:24 AM »
Hey, a little late to the party here.

I have tried this combo a couple times and I really like it.
one caveat:  and don't gasp your onion breath, but I add summit to the mix. :D

First attempt: Mix=.5 oz Citra, .5 Sorachi, .5 summit, .5 Cent

FWH 1oz Sorachi
2oz of mix @ 15, 10, 5, 0

My latest attempt had this hop sched:

2oz Crystal FWH
.5 Warrior @ 60

.5 Cent, .5 Summit, .5 Citra, .5 Sorachi @ 15, 5, 0 and hopstand

Dry hop (keg) 1oz Summit, 1 Cent, 1 sorachi, 1 Crystal


So, my trials of this combo have Summit in the mix, so perhaps it is not comparable.
However, I would urge you to add the sorachi.  I think the Citra is a little powerful over the sweet Cent.
You need something to cut that, to my tastes anyway.

Good luck.

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Re: citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 07:04:56 AM »
I have tried this combo a couple times and I really like it.
one caveat:  and don't gasp your onion breath, but I add summit to the mix. :D

Maybe the onion balances the dill from the Sorachi? Works good in potato salad...
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Re: citra, sorachi ace, centennial
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 10:11:33 AM »
Ha!

Brewing it now.  I don't have enough to use them in the kettle, so I'm going to dry hop.  I might throw in the sorachi if the mood strikes me, but I'm tempted to save them for another beer.  I'll let you know what I decide to do and how it turns out.
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