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Critique citra recipe
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:33:34 PM »
 I'm using Citra for the first time tomorrow night. Please feel look over my recipe and give feedback. Thanks. (I'm not looking to stick to any particular style guidelines, so no needed there.)

12# 2row
4# 40L
1oz citra @60
.25oz citra @45
.25oz citra @30
.25oz citra @15
.25oz citra @5
US-05

Mash temp 152*
70% effcy
OG 1.057
56.3 IBU
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 04:42:45 PM »
25% of your grain is 40L? That is way too much in my opinion. I wouldn't use more than 10%.

As far as the hops, I would just combine all of the additions after 60 minutes and do 1 oz at the end of the boil however I would be more inclined to use something different for bittering and use the 2 oz of citra differently. 
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 04:48:34 PM »
25% of your grain is 40L? That is way too much in my opinion. I wouldn't use more than 10%.

As far as the hops, I would just combine all of the additions after 60 minutes and do 1 oz at the end of the boil however I would be more inclined to use something different for bittering and use the 2 oz of citra differently. 


I agree. And the thing about Citra and the other new 'fruity' hops is that using too much crystal with just fruity hops can make your beer seem sweeter than usual. I usually back off on crystal when I use lots of fruity hops. Love Citra, though.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 04:53:39 PM »
Hadn't considered it being to sweet. I'll back off on that, then. What would be a decent bittering hop to go with Citra?
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 05:04:00 PM »
Hadn't considered it being to sweet. I'll back off on that, then. What would be a decent bittering hop to go with Citra?


Since this looks like an IPA, Columbus is hard to beat IMO.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 05:43:01 PM »
Since this looks like an IPA, Columbus is hard to beat IMO.

I'd second that (and all the other advice so far). Looks like you're only getting maybe 20ish IBU from that addition anyway, so just use something readily accessible and high-alpha. CTZ runs about $5/lb.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 07:42:06 PM »
I like citra and rye malt.

Maybe
12 base
3 rye
1 Crystal
30-40 IBUs CTZ @ 60
~ 8-12 IBUs Citra 20 or less
Dry hop centennial/citra/galaxy

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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 07:51:29 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 09:44:06 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

I second that. All in favor?  :)  :)  :)   ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 10:22:34 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 10:39:32 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

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Same here. I like it but not solo. I like to balance it with non-fruity hops most times.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 04:22:50 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

In a bigger beer I'd agree, but at 2 oz of Citra for 5-6 gal I think I'd like the result.
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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 06:16:36 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

I find myself saying this about most IPA's brewed with these new breed of hops. Add in the fruity underattenuating yeast that is all the rage, and bleck/\

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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 06:51:27 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.

In a bigger beer I'd agree, but at 2 oz of Citra for 5-6 gal I think I'd like the result.

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Re: Critique citra recipe
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 07:48:51 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I can't take Citra alone.  Too over fruity and makes the beer seem too sweet for me.  I use them in combo with old school hops like Chinook and Centennial.
Ever try Breakside's Tall Guy IPA?  I think you might change your mind about single-hopped Citra.  That beer is fantastic, and I don't find it sweet at all.  Of course, I doubt that they use much crystal malt in it.