Citra Session IPA

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Jason Bryant of Reston, VA, member of the Wort Hogs, won a gold medal in Category #23: Specialty Beer during the 2015 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA. Bryant’s Specialty Beer was chosen as the best among 410 final round entries in the category.

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Citra Session IPA | India Pale Ale

Ingredients

  • For 12 Gallons (45.42 L)
    • 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) pale 2-row malt
    • 3.5 lb (13.25 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) Munich malt
    • 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) aromatic malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) 10° L crystal malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) 40° L crystal malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) dextrin malt
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Nugget pellets, 13% a.a. (FWH)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Citra pellets, 14.5% a.a. (10 min)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Mosaic pellets, 12.3% a.a. (10 min)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Citra pellets, 14.5% a.a. (5 min)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Mosaic pellets, 12.3% a.a. (5 min)
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) Citra pellets, 14.5% a.a. (dry)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Mosaic pellets, 12.3% a.a. (dry)
    • Wyeast 1056 American ale yeast (3L starter)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.042
    • Final Gravity: 1.012
    • ABV: 3.8%
    • SRM: 13

    Directions

    Single infusion mash at 155°F (68°C) for 60 minutes.

    Primary fermentation for seven days at 62°F (17°C).

    Secondary fermentation for seven days at 66°F (19°C).

    Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 volumes).


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