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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 09:48:51 AM »
Sounds good.  Keep me posted.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 10:57:39 AM »
I am also interested to hear about Halcyon malt.
MO seams too much for my taste and I was thinking about cutting it with domestic 2-row.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 09:57:17 AM »
I'm gonna try out citra hops in my first Kolsch on Sunday.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2010, 09:05:22 AM »
Well I finally made a pale ale,
hopburst with Citra and Amarillo.

Can't wait to try it.... :P

Anyone tried an all Citra?  I am too chicken.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 09:43:37 AM »
I brewed this recipe and when transferring to the secondary to dry-hop tasted the gravity sample & it was great.
Holding judgement till its been in the keg for a couple weeks.



SG1.065
60 IBU
MO,Crystal

Simcoe,Amarillo,Citra = FWH

Amarillo,Citra = 7min

Citra,Amarillo = 2 min

Citra,Amarillo,Simcoe = Dry Hop

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2010, 06:59:45 AM »
Woh. 
My first impressions are that they could be wicked strong in the flavor department.
I will be interested to hear how they turned out in that Kolsch.

I didn't have any dirt hops
so I tossed an ounce in late on a porter
hope that was not a nasty mistake. :-[

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2010, 07:11:54 AM »
"dirt hops"?  Not familiar with that term.

I used .75oz at 60min and .75oz at 30min in 8.5 gal for about 28 IBU's.  The wort was pleasanttly bitter but not very aromatic in the hop department though I wsa in a hurry trying to get things cleaned up.  I'll have to take a closer taste today.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2010, 07:20:50 AM »
"dirt hops"?  Not familiar with that term.

aka - earthy hops - Willamette, Fuggles, etc.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2010, 07:23:58 AM »
"dirt hops"?  Not familiar with that term.

aka - earthy hops - Willamette, Fuggles, etc.

I guessed that wsa the connection but have never heard that before.  Thanks.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2010, 09:57:54 AM »
Shame to be without Willamette, they are dirt cheap  :D

I am thinking the Citra actually overpowered the Amarillo at a 1:1 ratio,
but time will tell.

Could be good to go easy, the force is strong with this one.


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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2010, 10:24:18 AM »
I just used them for the first time and really liked their overall character. I'm looking forward to "experifermenting" with them.  ;)
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2010, 01:31:15 PM »
Here's my recipe for an all citra hop pale ale.  Let me know what you guys think.

Recipe Overview
Wort Volume Before Boil:    6.00 US gals    Wort Volume After Boil:    5.00 US gals
Volume Transferred:    5.00 US gals    Water Added To Fermenter:    0.00 US gals
Volume At Pitching:    4.75 US gals    Volume Of Finished Beer:    4.60 US gals
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity:    1.042 SG    Expected OG:    1.054 SG
Expected FG:    1.014 SG    Apparent Attenuation:    72.4 %
Expected ABV:    5.2 %    Expected ABW:    4.1 %
Expected IBU (using Tinseth):    45.7 IBU    Expected Color (using Morey):    5.8 SRM
BU:GU ratio:    0.85    Approx Color:   
Mash Efficiency:    75.0 %      
Boil Duration:    60.0 mins      
Fermentation Temperature:    66 degF      


Fermentables
Ingredient   Amount   %   MCU   When
US 2-Row Malt    6lb 4oz    64.9 %    2.3    In Mash/Steeped
Maris Otter    2lb 8oz    26.0 %    1.5    In Mash/Steeped
US Caramel 60L Malt    4.00 oz    2.6 %    3.0    In Mash/Steeped
Belgian CaraPilsner Malt    4.00 oz    2.6 %    0.5    In Mash/Steeped
Sugar - Corn Sugar/Dextrose (Dry)    6.00 oz    3.9 %    0.0    Start Of Boil


Hops
Variety   Alpha   Amount   IBU   Form   When
Citra    11.1 %    0.50 oz    20.1    Bagged Pellet Hops    60 Min From End
Citra    11.1 %    1.00 oz    19.9    Bagged Pellet Hops    15 Min From End
Citra    11.1 %    0.50 oz    4.0    Bagged Pellet Hops    5 Min From End
Citra    11.1 %    1.00 oz    1.7    Bagged Pellet Hops    1 Min From End
Citra    11.1 %    2.00 oz    0.0    Bagged Whole Hops    Dry-Hopped


Other Ingredients
Ingredient   Amount   When


Yeast
Wyeast 1332-Northwest Ale


Water Profile
Target Profile:    No Water Profile Chosen
Mash pH:    5.2
pH Adjusted with:    Unadjusted

Total Calcium (ppm):    0    Total Magnesium (ppm):    0
Total Sodium (ppm):    0    Total Sulfate (ppm):    0
Total Chloride(ppm):    0    Total Bicarbonate (ppm):    0


Mash Schedule
Mash Type:    Full Mash
Schedule Name:    Single Step Infusion (68C/154F)

Step Type   Temperature   Duration
Rest at    154 degF    60

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2010, 09:11:08 AM »
I made a citra/amarillo pale ale for Christmas, it was out-freaking standing.  Grain bill was about the same as Tasty's APA.  The Citra smelled incredibly strong from the package, and these were the 2009 crop.  Definitely the strongest smelling hop I've had, almost like a citrus aroma that burned the nose.  IIRC the recipe had a FWH with amarillo, a small magnum addition at 60, and 0.5 oz each of citra and amarillo at 20, 10, and flameout, 1 oz each dry hop.  The beer had great aromatics and tasted strongly of grapefruit.  Since the beer was only ~25 IBU it was not bitter, but I absolutely loved what the Citras did to the beer.  I think that it maybe overwhelmed the Amarillo, but it was still awesome.

After about 5 weeks sitting in the ~65° closet, the hop character has subdued substantially.  You get a better balance with the malt now, but I think this beer was best as fresh as possible.  Cold storage probably would have helped.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2010, 05:14:10 PM »
Well I have been hitting the Citra keg hard :D  and the only problem is the bitterness is harsh.
Aroma is 10/10
Taste 8/10
Bitterness is tongue splitting and lingers. Hardcore hopheads will love it but I'll use it for aroma only.

Damn  glad I did a blend instead of a pure Citra IPA.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2010, 05:35:14 PM »
dammmm

that is some head retention. 

good to know uthristy - perhaps I'll stick with my normal Magnum for bittering when I make this bad boy (though i am a hophead) hmmm...decisions, decisions.
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