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Spring Citrus Citra Saison

A dry-zested Saison, brewed with only Citra hops
Brewed By: 
Good old Rich
Brew Date: 
04/16/2015
Brew Type: 
Classic Style: 
Recipe Category: 
Batch Size: 
6.0 gallons
Boil Time: 
60 minutes
Original Gravity: 
1.060 O.G.
Final Gravity: 
1.004 F.G.
ABV: 
7.4% ABV
IBUs: 
34.7 IBUs
SRM: 
7.9 SRM
Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

74% Dingemans Belgian Pils

17% Vienna malt

9% Cara-wheat

Mashing Instructions: 

mash in at 125 F, rest 30 minutes

recirculate to raise temp to 148 F, rest 60 minutes

recirculate to raise temp to 168 F,  rest 20 minutes

sparge with 170 F water to collect 7 gal. in boil kettle

Hops: 

0.30 oz. of Citra whole leaf hops, AA 13.5% used as first wort hopping and boiled the entire time

1 oz. of Citra whole leaf hops last 15 minutes of boil

0.75 oz. of Citra whole leaf hops at knock-out

Extra Ingredients: 

4 oz. corn sugar added to boil

Approx. 1 liter of fresh-squeezed backyard navel orange juice (14 Brix) added to primary fermenter only after 2 weeks of fermentation. The OJ was pasteurized at 170 F for 20 minutes before adding to fermenter.

"Dry-zested" the beer in secondary for 10 days, using the zest from one lemon, one lime and one grapefruit.

Yeast: 

Wyeast 3711 French Saison, two-liter starter

Special Instructions / Notes: 

Fermented cool (62 F) ambient for first 3 days, then moved the fermenter indoors and placed on a heat mat for remaining duration

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