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Citra Hops
« on: December 09, 2009, 06:50:01 AM »
Has anyone used their citra hops yet?  How are they for late additions / dry hopping?

I saw blatz is has them in a recipe for bittering and it reminded me that I have some.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 07:40:46 AM »
ndcube - here's some notes from NB:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=80361&hilit=citra+simcoe

this will be my virgin voyage with citra, hope its good b/c being an old ale, I don't want to screw it up!  I may chicken out and switch the bittering hop.

anyway, I plan on making a simcoe/citra late hopped pale ale in the spring, based on some recs, to find out what they're all about.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 08:37:01 AM »
Thanks.  I must have missed that thread.

I've got something in the primary similar to the Super Alt over at NB that does a dry hop with Hallertau Select.

I thought since it was a hallertauer hybrid it might be a good sub but it sounds like it may be way to citrusy.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 08:45:45 AM »
ndcube - did you bitter with Citra in that or only late hops? 

can you tell I'm starting to chicken out on using them in my old ale?  :-[
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 08:51:34 AM »
head's up, too - hopsdirect has them now for 13.50 per pound, leaf.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 08:54:14 AM »
I've not used them yet.  I bittered w/ Tradition & Flavored it with Spalt so far.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 08:56:38 AM »
head's up, too - hopsdirect has them now for 13.50 per pound, leaf.

I'd like to buy from them but I don't brew with that much of any single variety of hops to get them by the pound.

I usually go to freshops.

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 09:58:12 AM »
Well if you don't chicken out...let us know how they worked out.  8)
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 10:00:51 AM »
Well if you don't chicken out...let us know how they worked out.  8)

will do, although only using them for bittering, so I don't know how much I'll glean from that tasting.  will be using them in a pale in the spring though.
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 10:21:16 AM »
Well if you don't chicken out...let us know how they worked out.  8)

will do, although only using them for bittering, so I don't know how much I'll glean from that tasting.  will be using them in a pale in the spring though.

I thought you were showing considerable daring...going with the Citra to bitter your old ale... :o
What else would you normally bitter with in an old ale?

I still have not experimented with my Citra...but I am planning on using them later and real late in an ipa soon.
I think I have too many hops ::)

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 07:29:45 AM »
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I thought you were showing considerable daring...going with the Citra to bitter your old ale... :o
What else would you normally bitter with in an old ale?

I still have not experimented with my Citra...but I am planning on using them later and real late in an ipa soon.
I think I have too many hops ::)

 ;D

Normally it'd be a limey bittering hop, Challenger, Target, maybe EKG, something along those lines, but as you know, Pinnah, I rarely have any of those in my freezer  ;) ;D

I just picked up 495lbs of grain last night - I'm set for a while  :o 8)
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 07:45:45 AM »
I just picked up 495lbs of grain last night - I'm set for a while  :o 8)

What's the breakdown?

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 07:54:44 AM »
3 bags Best Pils
1 bag Best Munich
2 bags Best Vienna
2 bags Thomas Fawcett Halcyon
1 bag Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter

I already have 50lbs left of TFMO and 40ish of Best Munich, but other than that I am stocked well with specialty grains, though the Maris Otter is going to take a small dent on Monday with the partigyle ABW-ESB and Old Ale.  10lbs+ of hops in the freezer, a dozen mason jars of yeast slurries (plus access to brewpub slurries of 830 and 001). 

Don't tell my wife, but theoretically, I could not buy any brewing supplies for all of 2010, but will that happen...doubt it!
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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 08:02:12 AM »
Ha! Ok.

How do you like the Halcyon?  What kind of brews do you put it in?

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Re: Citra Hops
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 08:17:38 AM »
actually, this is the first use of it - babalu87 spoke pretty highly of it to me a few times - so I figured I would give it a go.  and from what I understand, its kinda in between US 2-row and MO in terms of richness.

I've used the Optic before, and while I liked it in an ESB, it seemed to have a bit of candy-ness that didn't go well with all the citrus and pine I load into my IPAs.

I won't be breaking into the Halcyon until mid/late jan, but if you want, I'll let you know how it turns out - I think I am going to really like it.
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