American Ales Citra Pale Ale - AG

Discussion in 'Homebrew Recipes' started by FATC1TY, May 27, 2014.

  1. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Citra Pale Ale-
    Pale Ale
    All Grain
    5.5 gallon batch

    1.059 OG
    1.012 FG
    42 IBU's

    72% Efficiency- adjust based on your system



    11# 2-row (89.9%)
    12 oz White Wheat (6.1%)
    8 oz Crystal 40 (4.0%)

    1 oz Citra @ 15min -21.3 IBU
    1 oz Citra @ 10min -15.6 IBU
    .5 oz Citra @ 5min- 4.3 IBU
    .5 oz Citra @ 1min-.9 IBU
    1 oz Citra @ flameout/steep

    AA% of my Citra was 13.4%

    US-05 Yeast @ 63*F.


    Ferment it cool, ramping to 68* to finish. Kegged within 14 days of start of fermentation, can dry hop it with 1-1.5 ounce of Citra.

    Have enjoyed dry hopping it with Amarillo, as the two hops really play great. Makes the Citra pop more.

    This recipe was put together by me, but it's a similar tasting beer of Oddsides Citra Pale Ale.
     
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  2. kennyg

    kennyg Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2007 Illinois

    Looks great, I've got a 4oz pack of Citra in the freezer so this will be perfect. Maybe I'll buy some Amarillo and give it a whirl.
    I've got about a ton Golden Promise do you think that would work well instead of 2-row here?
    Cheers!
     
  3. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Sure, Golden promise will work. Maybe a little more sweetness to it, but should be fine.

    Amarillo makes it really pop, but isn't needed.
     
  4. Retrocentric

    Retrocentric Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Missouri

    Thanks for the contribution. This one tickles my fancy, am brewing it in the morning. Appreciate the recipe!
     
  5. CDennyRun

    CDennyRun Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2014 Washington

    So how did it turn out?
     
  6. Retrocentric

    Retrocentric Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Missouri

    It's currently dry hopping. Fermented out strong with a 1.060 OG / 1.011 FG. Kegging on Monday. Will let you know/add pics. Smells terrific (no surprise!)
     
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  7. MOVERTON1284

    MOVERTON1284 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Alabama

    What temp did you mash at?
     
  8. Retrocentric

    Retrocentric Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Missouri

    Crap, forgot to come back with impressions. We kicked the keg of this last week, it was a hit. Stuck with all Citra, will try the amarillo next time. Checked my logbook, and fwiw mashed in for 60 at 151 degrees.
     
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  9. MOVERTON1284

    MOVERTON1284 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Alabama

    Did all Citra as well. Very active fermentation less than 24 hours from pitching yeast. Will move to Secondary this weekend. Really looking forward to this one
     
  10. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I need to rebrew this soon. Would be tasty for the summer.
     
  11. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Zealot (519) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina

    So you dry hopped with Amarillo and Citra?
     
  12. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia


    I have before just to play around. It's nice. Adds orange citrusy notes to the Citra
     
  13. epk

    epk Initiate (171) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Just wanted to say thanks for this one. I have never used the hop bursting method before. Changed the schedule only very slightly and dry hopped with Citra as well. Beer came out great.

    Thinking this might be a nice one to add orange peel to akin to Citradelic by New Beligum. Maybe try the dry hop addition with Amarillo as you also suggested.
     
  14. Maestro0708

    Maestro0708 Aspirant (275) Feb 27, 2015 Kentucky

    I brewed an extract version of this today, but I had some issues when my thermometer quit on me and it took longer to chill to pitching temps than my first batch. Hopefully all is well, planning on dry hopping with Amarillo.
     
  15. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (142) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I brewed this a few weeks ago. It was my first all grain after a 8 month hiatus. I changed it up just a bit. I went with 1.5 lbs of white wheat and subtracted from the base malt. I also split the hop bill between Citra and Mosaic. 1/2 ounce each using the same schedule and dry hop.

    Excellent stuff.