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How many beers will you drink tonight?

1-3
8 (66.7%)
10+
3 (25%)
4-6
1 (8.3%)
7-9
0 (0%)

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Offline LittleBigDreams14

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Hop varieties
« on: December 31, 2014, 03:49:04 PM »
To bring in the new year I wanted to surround my self with my closet friends and family ( meaning all of you craft beer nuts). I am brewing an 5 gal. All Grain Ipa and I want to capture the essence of  citrus in so many ways. I have been brewing beer for some time now and I have recipes, but i wanted to see what ideas you guys mite have. I was thinking of incorporating as much as I can from the replies and ring in the New year with a "Forum" brew. Thanks and Happy New Year from LBD
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 03:54:28 PM »
I think your poll might be a bit messed up but I'll give a shot.

For big citrus I like cascade, centennial, amarillo, and citra. I've tried exactly one beer with sorachi ace and it was nice too. sort of lemony.

The cascade can be a bit more piney to me sometimes so if you really want to stick pure citrus you could back off on that one. centennial and amarillo both give me grapefruit (my favorite citrus). Citra is grapefruit but also tropical pineapple/mango.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 04:03:50 PM »
Haha Thanks I did a new one.

Grapefruit is def. my favorite flavor ( Ballast Point Sculpin)
 
What would do your schedule like?

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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 04:07:15 PM »
                                   I want to capture the essence of  citrus in so many ways.

I'll throw out a simple, good IPA grist/recipe :     75% 2 Row
                                                                  20% Munich
                                                                  5% Crystal 40

                                                                 OG 1.062-1.064
                                                                 IBU 70-75
                                                                 Mash 150F/60 mins
                                                                 250ppm sulfate

                                                                 1 oz Columbus - 60 mins

      As for the citrusy finishing hops, there are lots of good ones to experiment with: Centennial, Amarillo, Citra, Ahtanum, Sorachi Ace, Galaxy, Equinox, Falconer's Flight, to name a few. Experiment and have fun !


EDIT  -  This link to the HopUnion wheel is excellent. It has others, too

http://www.hopunion.com/aroma-wheel/
« Last Edit: December 31, 2014, 04:10:16 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 04:13:34 PM »
Appreciate it. Happy New Year to you.

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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 04:24:07 PM »
I just had a bottle of a super citrus-y brew from a local brewer, Element, called citronium. http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22202/100249/
I bring this up because I wanted to remind you that hops is not the only source of citrus flavor. This beer had more citrus flavor than I have ever had. They used citra hops, kaffir lime leaves, and grapefruit oil at bottling. I also believe someone who works there said it had lemongrass from his garden.
I'm going to try something with kaffir lime leaves myself.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 04:27:14 PM »

 
What would do your schedule like?



Since you like the grapefruit character:
70 IBUs Columbus - 60 mins

Cool wort to 170F and add 1 oz each Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace, Falconer's Flight. Steep for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Dry hop with 1 oz each of same for 1 week @ 65-68F.

That'll make a good citrusy beer. Let us know what you decide on. And Happy New Year !
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 04:28:39 PM »
Ill check it out.

Yea I also plan on adding things to either the mash and or the boil to really capture that pop.

Have you ever added anything to your mash?
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 04:30:26 PM »
Haha Thanks I did a new one.

Grapefruit is def. my favorite flavor ( Ballast Point Sculpin)
 
What would do your schedule like?

my hop schedule lately for IPA is something a blend of my flavor/aroma hops at FWH for say 20-30 IBU another 20-30 IBU from a 60 minute charge of something aggressive and a bit sharp like columbus, followed by an ounce per gallon or so of the flavor aroma blend in a post boil steep/whirlpool after chilling to 170*. Then dry hop with a similar amount of the same flavor/aroma blend.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 04:52:43 PM »
Ill check it out.

Yea I also plan on adding things to either the mash and or the boil to really capture that pop.

Have you ever added anything to your mash?

If you're thinking of adding citrus to the mash or boil, you might want to rethink things.  Neither will give you much character.  You'd be best to add citrus post fermentation.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 05:42:45 PM »
I've had good luck adding citrus peel at flame out. Lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit, uglifruit.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 06:25:09 PM »
I love fruit-bomb IPA's like Sculpin. I use 5 hop varieties in my house IPA - Apollo (orange/dank), Motueka (lime zest/lemongrass), Citra (mango/citrus), Meridian (nectarine) and Nelson Sauvin (white grapefruit/white wine). I use no hops in the boil, and add all my boil hops in at flameout, then whirlpool for 60-90 minutes.

The end result is loaded with juicy grapefruit and pineapple flavors. At the peak of freshness, it's more Mai Tai than IPA.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 01:51:04 AM »
If you like citrus, try Mandarina Bavaria sometime. Aroma and taste of Mandarin Oranges.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 02:03:52 AM »
+1 for the Mandarina.

Along those lines, I get strawberry from Huell Melon and grape from Hallertau Blanc.  Both are great for Pales/Session beers.
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Re: Hop varieties
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 03:08:04 AM »
Loving the Mandarina Bavaria endorsement, guys.  Got a single hop APA and AIPA coming up soon. Liking what I'm hearing !
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