simple apa

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simple apa

Postby Brycey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 18:47

Alright guy's
So far this year I've only been brewing pilsners and wheats with one exception my version of bitter and twisted.
So I was wondering if anyone could help with a simple recipe for an apa or ipa i was thinking of something with just one or two hop verities so that i don't have to buy 4 or 5 different hops and have them kicking around the freezer for ages.

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Re: simple apa

Postby robwalker » Tue Aug 26, 2014 19:58

5kg MO
Citra pellets to 40 IBUs
10g @ 30 mins
Rest of bag in dry hop.

Pellets are a godsend for dry hopping an APA.
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Re: simple apa

Postby Brycey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 22:30

Thanks Rob
What's the advantage of using pellets over leaf ? I've never used them myself but I've read on a few posts on here that they can be a bugger to clear and make a bit of a mess of the fermenter!

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Re: simple apa

Postby johnsaunders » Tue Aug 26, 2014 22:32

robwalker wrote:Pellets are a godsend for dry hopping an APA.


How do you stop the pellet soup in the FV?

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Re: Odp: simple apa

Postby zgoda » Tue Aug 26, 2014 23:02

You need to stop the soup before it enters bottles, it's good to have it on fv.

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Re: simple apa

Postby KevinS » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:57

Agree with Rob on this one! Citra would be a great choice for single hop - galaxy, centennial, simcoe and mosaic would all be great alternatives.

I like to add 6-8% crystal as well in my APA's (30-60 L / 60-130 EBC) so its not too dry, but thats just personal preference.

Regarding dry-hopping, over the past few brews I have moved away from dry hopping and towards a big flame-out addition. I'm not a big fan of the 'green/grassy' taste you get when you drink dry-hopped beers early, so by using a similar sized flame out addition I get to drink my beer sooner!

If you wanted to use a whole 100g pack of hops, I would set aside 50g for a flame out addition - and then use the remaining 50g as a 60min and 10min additions to bring the IBUs to 35-40 (this is assuming a 5 gallon brew of course)
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Re: simple apa

Postby Mr Squiffy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 13:02

robwalker wrote:5kg MO
Citra pellets to 40 IBUs
10g @ 30 mins
Rest of bag in dry hop.

Pellets are a godsend for dry hopping an APA.


I love Citra hops and use them alot as aroma hops and in dry-hopping. Would you let me know where do you get your Citra Pellets from, I would be interested in trying them. :thumb:

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Re: simple apa

Postby robwalker » Wed Aug 27, 2014 15:21

Mine are from the LHBS, Bulldog branded.

Rob's got them and Dean on eBid too.

www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.php?_a=vi ... ductId=444
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/citra-us-ho ... 934152.htm
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