Learning Series’ #4: Single Hop Citra American Pale Ale

The fourth beer that I brewed.

This time, I tried brewing an American Pale Ale but, for the sake of isolating a hop, I used a single hop on this recipe: Citra.

Also, I used CervaSerra’s 30L equipment and CervaSerra’s cold room once again.

Learning Series' #4: Single Hop Citra American Pale Ale

General Data

  • Style: American Pale Ale (18 B)
  • Brewer: Maurício Gardini
  • Assistant Brewer: Lucas Modena
  • Type: All Grain
  • Batch Size: 20 l

Dates

  • Brewing: 05/02/2017
  • Fermentation Start: 05/02/2017
  • Fermentation End: 12/02/2017
  • Maturation Start: 12/02/2017
  • Maturation End: 19/02/2017
  • Bottling: 19/02/2017

Recipe

Amount Ingredient Type Added At Additional Information
5.00 kg Weyermann Pale Malt Grain Mash Start  
0.20 kg Weyermann Caramunich II Grain Mash Start  
20.00 g Citra Hop First Wort 60.0 minutes 12.00 % a.a
20.00 g Citra Hop Boil 15.0 minutes 12.00 % a.a
10.00 g Citra Hop Boil 0.0 minutes 12.00 % a.a
2.0 pkg Fermentis SafAle US-05 American Ale Yeast Day 0  
50.00 g Citra Hop Dry Hop 12.00 % a.a

Statistics

  • Estim. O. G.: 1,057 SG
  • Meas. O. G.: 1,051 SG
  • Estim. F. G.: 1,012 SG
  • Meas. F. G.: 1,012 SG
  • Estim. A.B.V.: 5.9 %
  • Meas. A.B.V.: 5.1 %
  • Bitterness: 42.2 IBUs
  • Color: 14.4 EBC

Mash Steps

1. Saccharification: Add 16.56 l of water at 72.0 °C, aiming for a 66.7 °C step temperature, for 60 minutes

  1. Fly Sparge: With 22.15 l water at 75.6 °C

Fermentation

  1. Step Temperature: 18 °C

Bottling

  • Volumes of CO2: 2.5
  • Carbonation Origin: Bottle with 127.01 g Corn Sugar

Notes

First single hop beer, aiming to get to know better the hop profile.

First time that I used my own fermentation bucket.