I agree you are low on the late hops for an apa. Looking more in blonde territory. I recommend pairing the citra with something. I don't like it solo. Amarillo, cascade, centennial, and simcoe are all good choices.The Other Citrus Mistress
Brewed it up this Sunday.. Freaking HOT day to brew i'm a brew warrior
Everything went like clock work (Except)
Batch 5.5 The good:
Preboil Gravity 1.042@65F (not temp compensated)
Post Boil OG 1.053/2 @76F (not temp compensated)
Hydrometer calibrated to 60F
Made 1500Ml starter wyeast 1056 w/ 1 cup of amber DME light for 4 days prior and decanted wort liquid prior to pitching.The bad:
Sat. night I sanitized all my equipment with a mix of starsan & PBW and boiling water, march pump, silicone brew hoses with fittings, dudadeisel 36"L-20 plate plate chiller for over an hr then cleaned with clean boiling water "flushed out"
But on Sunday when I brewed, as I was pumping my hot worth through the plate chiller, I totally forgot to starsan the inside of the silicone hoses as well as run starsan through plate chiller.. Frak me!
Im my system, the hot wort leaves the kettle>>>goes though hose #1 >>>into input side of march pump & >>>out via Hose #2 hose which is connected to >>>inlet at the Plate chiller and comes out >>>on the cold side of the output via hose #3 which is directed into the ferment bucket (hose #3 is the cold side)
So up to this last point everything is very hot! but during this I was chilling the plate chiller with Ice cold recirculated water.. So once the Hot wort starts to make its way through the plate chiller by the time it comes out the outlet it is 65F +- and that last hose#3 is the cold side which is what I use to direct the flow of 65F wort into sanitized bucket.
Im kinda worried that the middle of chiller & the end of the outlet side; the #3 silicone hose could be a point of possible contamination.. I'm hooping my starter and that I cleaned everything very good the night before compensate for this possibility!
Am i over worrying about this? will the starter over ride anything possible from the cold side??