Citra Pale Ale

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  1. Sep 22, 2019 #21

    Roger Wilko

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    I left in for 30 mins the scooped as much out as possible. My next brew I’m going to cut up some of the wife’s tights and bag them up individual so it’s easy to remove. I kegged it this weekend smells and tastes nice just not very strong at 3.5%. Hopefully give it a taste next week
     
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    Make sure you don't use the fishnets. So are you taking out the 60, 15 and 5min hops at flame out and then putting the flame out hops in on their own? I think I really over bittered lots of beers by leaving all the hops in after the boil.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2019 #23

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    They stay in until the beer is cold enough to draw off and then they help filter out the trub. This only works if you're using (at least some) whole leaf hops rather than pellets.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2019 #24

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    Does you wife have any say in this?
     
  5. Sep 22, 2019 #25

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    Do your 60,15 & 5 min hops all stay in too?
     
  6. Sep 22, 2019 #26

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    Chuck the good lady in, tights and all, would be my advice. If she hasn't drunk the lot within a week then bottle what's left and resolve to do better next time.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2019 #27

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    Yes
     
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    That;s to say they stay in the kettle. They don't go through to the FV. Just to be clear.
     
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    The mrs hates the smell of beer and brewing in general. Might be easier to throw her out
     
  10. Sep 25, 2019 #30

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    C5D507DC-ED9F-47BC-BBE1-3278CCCC0A37.jpeg Absolutely blown away, just like a pint from the pub. Well chuffed
     
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    ... apart from the price.
    ...and the walk home in the rain.
    ...and getting dogsht on the carpet when you do finally get home.

    Congats on a mighty brew. acheers.
     
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    Cheers, a bit corny but if it wasn’t for the folks on this forum I don’t think I would of taken the step away from doing kits. Now for the next brew, this one won’t last long
     
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    If you can leave some bottles of that another 4 weeks (I know, it's a big ask), that will be a little cracker of a beer.
     
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    Unfortunately I only had enough for my keg.
     
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    You have every right to be proud. And the next will be even better!
     
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    Congrats. I am a new BIAB brewer and a massive fan of citra myself so after an oatmeal stout in next couple of weeks; I may have a go at this myself!
     
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    My first ever brew was a stout lovely it was, came out at 6.8%ABV lovely cream head well chuffed i was....only issue after about 4 pints felt like you had bells phaulsy numb on or side of the face if your unsure what it is

    Id gladly dig out the recipe if you want
     
  18. Oct 8, 2019 #38

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    I like using Crystal however in moderation like you say it darkens and sweetens it I normally use 50 50 being 50 Crystal and 50 rolled or fake oats which gives a good cream head and colours it well on my golden ales, dex I tend to not use as much these days as I find you get natural sweeteness from your grain...but hey that's just me and I'm happy with it acheers.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2019 #39

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    Yeah fire it over please. Fingers crossed for next weekend brew day
     
  20. Oct 10, 2019 #40

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    Hmm, in the past doing all grain brewing I was always under the impression that at flame out its important to cool the wort as quickly as possible to pitch temp?. But seriously, to leave overnight?.
     

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