Citra IPA Homebrew Recipe

Citra IPA Homebrew Recipe

Citra IPA Homebrew Recipe

Type- IPA
Average Beer Rating- 2.5

This Citra IPA Homebrew recipe uses Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. The result is a traditional IPA with ripe citrus-fruit bursts.

6 lb. Gold Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb. Gold DME

0.75 lb. Valencia Grains Blend Caramel 40

Hops/ Schedule
0.5 oz. Centennial (60-minutes)
1 oz. Cascade (20-minutes)
1 oz. Cascade (10-minutes)
2 oz. Citra (flame out- 10-minutes stand)
1 oz. Citra (add to secondary fermenter 1-2 weeks before bottling day)
1 oz. Cascade (add to secondary fermenter 1-2 weeks before bottling day)

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II

1. Pour 2.5 gallons of clean water into your brew pot and begin to heat.
2. Pour crushed grains into a grain bag and tie a loose knot at the top of the bag.
3. Steep for 20-minutes or until water reaches 170F.
4. Remove the grain bag and without squeezing allow the liquid to drain back into your brew pot/ wort.
5. Bring water to a boil.
6. Once boiling, turn the burner off and stir in the 6 lbs. Gold Malt Syrup and 1 lb. Gold DME.
7. Return wort back to a boil and follow the hop schedule.
8. Cool the wort to approximately 100F.
9. Fill primary fermenter with 2-gallons of cold water.
10. Pour in cooled wort (make sure you don’t pour all of the sediment.)
11. Add enough cold water to the fermenter to bring your wort to the 5-gallon mark.
12. Aerate the wort by sealing the fermenter and rock back and forth to splash for a few minutes.
13. Pitch the yeast and cover with the fermenter lid.
14. Let the beer to ferment for 1-2 weeks, until fermentation slows down.
15. Transfer the beer to a secondary fermenter for 2-3 weeks.
16. Add the 1 oz. Cascade and 1 oz. Citra hops to the secondary fermenter 1-2 weeks before bottling day.

Additional Tips
1. On bottling day, dissolve 3/4 cup of corn sugar in 16 oz. water.
2. Keep your bottles between 62-75F to ensure proper maturation.

Beer Reviews:
Tobin’s Review 2.5 out of 5
This Citra IPA Homebrew Recipe produces a beer that has a dark murky reddish amber hue with a frothy wheat head. The beer has a nice sweet hoppy aroma with flavors of sweet hops that turns bitter and dry. It’s not a complex beer, is non-descript and overall blah.

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