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Offline oregonianredbird

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Citra with Nelson?
« on: April 15, 2013, 02:21:06 PM »
I'm contemplating a kolsch-like beer for summer, but with a light fruity, citrusy kick at the end. Right now my plan is to use Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. Has anyone used this combination before, and/or do you have thoughts/tips? I've had beers with each variety individually, and it seems like they should complement each other rather well.

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Citra with Nelson?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 04:48:59 PM »
I find Citra to be kind of over powering and it might mask the NS.
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Re: Citra with Nelson?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 06:29:20 PM »
I find Citra to be kind of over powering and it might mask the NS.

I find Nelson to be kind of overpowering, myself. I've had it drown out Citra in a hop blend before. They do work well together though, IMO. Frankly they are both very potent and distinct, so I'd use a very light hand with them in something like a Kolsch.
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Re: Citra with Nelson?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »
I find Citra to be kind of over powering and it might mask the NS.

I find Nelson to be kind of overpowering, myself. I've had it drown out Citra in a hop blend before. They do work well together though, IMO. Frankly they are both very potent and distinct, so I'd use a very light hand with them in something like a Kolsch.

I certainly don't expect it to fit the BJCP definition of a Kolsch, but I'll take that advice to heart. I was thinking something like 25 IBU (against an OG of 1.048). Maybe 10-15 IBU from putting hops in at the 60 minute mark, and then another 10 or so from additions at 20 and 10 minutes. Good idea to put both NS and Citra in together, as opposed to using one for bittering and the other for flavor?

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Re: Citra with Nelson?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 12:18:07 PM »
Just cracked a bottle of a Nelson Citra 50/50 split for the whole boil and I can't imagine either going into anything but IPA styles

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Re: Citra with Nelson?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 12:27:39 PM »
An ounce of citra at 10 to 15 minutes is fantastic in a white wheat beer.
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