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Homebrew: Citra IPA

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Brew up a Citra Single Hop IPA for the summer today. I crushed the grain extra-fine today, and for once I reached an efficiency of 75%. Wasn’t really expecting it, so overshot my OG with about 0.005 points (ended up with an OG of 1.070 [17.8 brix]). The brewday went without problems, and 20L of beer is currently fermenting at 18C in the fermentation fridge. Should be ready in about a month. Will dry hop with 70g of Citra (used 130g in the boil from two 100g packs) once the primary fermentation is over in about two weeks. You can find the recipe along with some pictures from the brewday below:


The crush


The mash


The hops! 130g of Citra goodness!


The boil, just about to start

Recipe: Sneaky Sphinx
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 31 l
Post Boil Volume: 25 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23 l   
Bottling Volume: 21 l
Estimated OG: 1.065 SG
Estimated Color: 8.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 57.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 82.2 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt         Name                                     Type      #    %/IBU         
5.75 kg     Pale Ale (2.3 SRM)                       Grain     1    81.6 %        
0.55 kg     Munich (10.2 SRM)                        Grain     2    7.8 %         
0.25 kg     Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain     3    3.5 %         
0.25 kg     Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain     4    3.5 %         
0.25 kg     Melanoidin (Weyermann) (30.0 SRM)        Grain     5    3.5 %         

10.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - First Wort 90.0 min    Hop       6    15.6 IBUs     
30.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min          Hop       7    19.7 IBUs     
30.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop       8    14.4 IBUs     
30.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min           Hop       9    7.9 IBUs      
30.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min           Hop       10   0.0 IBUs      

1.0 pkg     London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) [124. Yeast     11   -             

70.00 g     Citra [15.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop       12   0.0 IBUs