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Offline chadchaney97

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Citra Blonde Critique
« on: September 12, 2013, 04:33:07 PM »
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Citra Blonde
Blonde Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 9/12/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal Brewer: Opposition Brewing Co. 
Boil Size: 8.41 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My All grain Setup
End of Boil Volume 7.28 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 91.6 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes: 
Ingredients
 

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 77.8 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 2 13.9 %
8.0 oz Munich Light 10L (Gambrinus) (11.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.6 %
4.0 oz Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.8 %
0.15 oz Citra [14.10 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 6.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Citra [14.10 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 8.3 IBUs
0.25 oz Citra [14.10 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 6.6 IBUs
0.25 oz Citra [14.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.2 IBUs
0.9 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 9 -
1.00 oz Citra [14.10 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.043 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.4 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 23.6 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 5.4 SRM 
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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 04:48:50 PM »
Throw the Carapils in the garbage, and you're good to go!
Dave

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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 04:53:13 PM »
My first thought is you must really love Citra. 2oz into 5 gallons of a 1.046 beer is a lot of mango. Secondly, between, the Carapils and the Crystal, that's 17% of speciality malt that's going to leave some unfermentables so I think I it will finish higher than 1.010. I would suggest easing back on the carapils to 8oz at most.

My house blonde ale is 90% 2-row, 5% Munich and 5% flaked wheat mashed at 149.

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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 05:07:16 PM »
+1 to losing the Carapils.  A common theme lately.
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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 05:28:36 PM »
My blonde is 100% Washington Select to 1.045-50. I hop with a half ounce of 8% cascade at 60 and a half ounce at 15. Not saying to do it my way, but I think yours will be a bit cloying and dank. Let us know how it turns out. Sometimes what it seems on paper is not how it ends up.

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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 06:24:14 PM »
Sometimes what it seems on paper is not how it ends up.

That is a good point as well.
Dave

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Re: Citra Blonde Critique
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 08:12:34 AM »
I do a Citra Wheat with 32 g of hops total. The Citra comes easily comes through in such a light bodied beer. I would suggest possibly removing or reducing the dry hop addition...