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Offline Joel5000

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Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:30:30 AM »
I'm brewing a hoppy pale ale this weekend, and thought I'd see if anyone has any thoughts on my recipe.  I'm particularly interested in feedback on the hop ratios and addition amounts/timing.  Here it is:

5.25 gallons

8 lb GW 2-row
2 lb Munich
1 lb White Wheat malt

.5 oz Comet  (60 min)
2 oz Mosaic (5 min)
1 oz Citra (5 min)
.5 oz Comet (5 min)
1 oz Citra hop hash (steep/hopstand)

2 oz Mosaic (dry hop)
1 oz Citra (dry hop)
1 oz Comet (dry hop)

Old Sonoma Ale yeast.  68 degrees.

Any thoughts or suggestions?  Thanks!


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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 11:39:52 AM »
I think that will be one hoppy beer. Let us know how those work together.
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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 05:33:57 PM »
I think that will be one hoppy beer. Let us know how those work together.

Too hoppy maybe?  I love Citra and Mosaic in commercial brews, but this is my first time brewing with them.  First time with Comet as well.  I could cut the dry hop in half . . .

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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 05:37:19 PM »
I think that will be one hoppy beer. Let us know how those work together.

Too hoppy maybe?  I love Citra and Mosaic in commercial brews, but this is my first time brewing with them.  First time with Comet as well.  I could cut the dry hop in half . . .


Sounds like a plan. 4 oz dry hops is closer to IPA territory than APA IMO.
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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 05:50:14 PM »
Seems like that would be a tasty hoppy APA to me.  Go for it. 

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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 12:39:47 AM »
I think that will be one hoppy beer. Let us know how those work together.

Too hoppy maybe?  I love Citra and Mosaic in commercial brews, but this is my first time brewing with them.  First time with Comet as well.  I could cut the dry hop in half . . .


Sounds like a plan. 4 oz dry hops is closer to IPA territory than APA IMO.

I agree with this. My hoppy APA is 3 oz late hops and 3 oz dry hops while my ipa is 4 oz at both additions. It will be good regardless.
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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 04:15:00 AM »
Thanks for the replies everyone!  I'm going to take your advice and cut my dry hop down to 2 oz.  I brew tomorrow.  I will let you know how it turns out.

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Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 01:07:58 AM »
So I brewed this on Sunday, and things seemed to go well.  I'm still dialing in my efficiency numbers so I only hit 1.052 (target was 1.056), but ended up with exactly 5.25 gallons into the fermenter.
The packet of Brewtan B that I ordered from Australia arrived the day prior to brew day, so I used it as directed in the Brewtan B threads.  I ended up with the cloudiest wort I can ever remember having, but I don't know if I can attribute that to the Brewtan B.  I forgot my Irish moss addition, which may have contributed, and I also did a 15 minute hopstand with an oz of hop hash.  I think a lot of the cloudiness may be the result of the hash.  In any case, I may end up calling this a NE IPA instead of a pale ale.  Chugging away at 68 degrees.  I will report back when it it ready to taste.