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Bridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors. Overwhelming aroma is backed by an uncannily soft malt backbone for a satisfying union of Sessionable and IPA. A highly flavorful IPA recipe kit that makes it easy to drink more than one.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Kama Citra Session IPA All-Grain Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1050 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.8 / 5.056 ReviewsSession IPA (few tweaks)I mashed high (158) and moved the bittering addition with the steep of citra and extended the steep to 30 minutes. I wanted more malt flavor, higher FG and bolder citrus aroma/flavor. The results were exactly what I was looking for, low ABV, big flavor. (I used the 'balanced profile' from : http://www.brewersfriend.com/mash-chemistry-and-brewing-water-calculator) Thank you NB for providing top notch ingredients for a great price and the inspiration on this one.May 16, 2016Shockingly Great. Surprisingly Easy to Brew.So, I brewed this batch up for some IPA loving friends (I'm more of a wheat and belgian guy), and I don't think I could be more surprised and happy with how it turned out. Though it's only been bottle conditioning for a week or so, I took a sample and was REALLY impressed. Lots of great tropical notes and flavors (thank you CITRA), with a nice malt balance. It's a litle sweet right now...but it's way early. I know more time in glass will make this even better and mellower. A great, refreshing pale ale. Not sure it's truly an IPA, but it's got enough interesting flavor to keep pretty much everybody happy. I modified this for Brew-in-a-Bag, and scaled it all down for a smaller, 3-gallon batch. Hit the target OG after an 80 minute mash, and came within 2 points of the target FG, too (I used American Ale II). Very flexible and easy to brew. Not all grain bills really are. I also added in a small percentage of flaked oats to get a better mouthfeel. My batch was pretty cloudy initially, even after gelatin and cold crashing. It seems to be clearing in the bottle, but fans of SUPER clear beer might want to try extraordinary measures (Irish Moss AND Cold Crashing AND Gelatin AND relentless prayer). And weirdly, my fermentation developed very little Krausen. As in, so little that I thought my hydrometer readings had to be off. Lastly, I want to note that this is very CITRA forward. You probably figured that, right? Anyhow, you do have to like that hop varietal to get the most out of this one. That's not usually a big deal since I think 98% of the world likes that flavor profile. You could probably get to a more balanced place, hop-wise, by adding extra Cascade. But that CITRA focus is the beauty of this kit. A really, really great brew. BBWC - Buy and Brew with Confidence!!June 11, 2015Great blend!The cascade and citra combo is an amazingly well balanced and easy drinking beer. The hops are not overly pungent and the mix provides complex flavors. The cascade seem to tone down the overpowering citra in a great way.August 11, 2016Lots of hop characterGreat kit, made it really easy for me to get an all-grain brew in. Turned out a golden towards straw, plenty of hop profile in the aroma and flavor and not overly bitter. Must have gotten good efficiency out of it as well. Recommended!May 28, 2016Excellent taste not strong non-light but with an extraordinary flavor and aroma!???????????August 23, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAfter 20 years of brewing I have a new favorite brew.I have only changed my favorite brew 3 times in the last 20 years. Kama Citra is an outstanding IPA; easy to brew, easy to drink, very refreshing, easy to have more that 1 or 2 on a hot day and yes bursting with flavor. Of lesser importance, my family and friends love it. I don't brew for them but I am glad they enjoy it. Very reasonably priced, if you are thinking about it just do it. You won't be disappointed.June 18, 2015Citrus flavor is refreshing on a hot summer evening!Really enjoyed this beer! Very light and refreshing with a hint of citrus!This isn't an overly citrusy beer, like your Leinie's Summer Shandy that is like drinking an alcoholic lemonade. Rather, this beer has strong hints of refreshing citrus, without being in-your-face citrusy. It's a very good low-alcohol, hoppy beer.I will say I'm not getting nasty bitterness that other people have mentioned. No bitterness at all in my keg!June 10, 2015DeliciousMy favorite beer I've brewed, if not my new favorite in general. Well balanced and refreshing, with a bright aroma and citrus-peel bitterness.August 30, 2016Response from Northern BrewerSo many brewers have commented on how much they love this beer! Glad you took the time to try something new.November 21, 2016Northern BrewerRefreshing Summer BeerI'm not really a fan of the over-the-top hoppy beers, but the spritzy grapefruit flavor really makes me forget about the amount of hops in it. It has a light body that finishes bitter, but on a hot day at the beach it's perfect.August 15, 2015Big Hit at the Xmas PartyBrought a few of my homebrews to a friends Xmas party when they asked which was my personal favorite. I poped the first one open and waited for their response. All I can say is what an incredible aroma and flavor. My friends raved over and over simply said I needed to bring more to the party. Definitely a new member of the rotationDecember 15, 2014
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 24 answersThese say that they are kits. Do they not come with yeast?BEST ANSWER: The yeast is not included in the kit price. Yeast prices vary, depending on your personal preferences with respect to type (dry or liquid), and style. I have brewed this kit using the recommended American Ale yeast with excellent results and would also recommend White Labs WLP090, San Diego Super Strain, as my all around favorite when I just want a super clean tasting IPA without any specific flavor "coloring" enhancements contributed by the yeast.Is this a 60 or 90 minute boil? Is just shows hop additions and times. I'm assuming just a 60 minute.BEST ANSWER: It's a 60 minute boil. Add 0.5 oz centennial at start of boil then add first cascade with 20 minutes left of boil then second cascade with 10 minutes left of boil. Then when 60 minutes is done shut off heat and add 2 oz citraKama Citra IPA. What is the optimum temperature to ferment having used the dry yeast that came with the kit?BEST ANSWER: I've had great results staying within a couple degrees of 64 degrees.Can you recommend a white labs yeast? My local store has limited selections.BEST ANSWER: I recommend WLP001, this strain is widely used for Pale Ales and IPA's. It will let the hop flavor shine through!Any guidance on how to make a yeast starter for this?BEST ANSWER: I have successfully made this beer without using a Yeast Starter.What additional Equipment i need to brew this kit ?BEST ANSWER: All-Grain beer kits can require a Mash Tun, and a large kettle and burner to brew them up properly, and a few other items. Or, you can do an all-grain kit "Brew-In-A-Bag" ; this requires less gear. To do "BIAB" you need a very large mesh bag, and a large kettle (8-10 gallons ) and a burner sufficient to get that amount of water boiling. - Mike W, Northern BrewerHi, I'm new to all-grain brewing (coming from extract brewing) and would like give this recipe a try. The question I have is that I have noticed there is no water amount (gallons) listed in the directions, as we have in the extract kits; how much water do we use in each step of the process?
Cheers.BEST ANSWER: The answer to this question depends entirely on the method with which you mash your grains to make the wort. A general range of water to grain ratio for the mash is 1.5 to 2 quarts of water per pound of grain. However, it varies based on method and personal preference. When the mash is finished, normally the grains are rinsed, or "sparged" with hotter water to rinse out the sugar still trapped in the grains. The volume of water you use is entirely dependent on your method of sparging, which can take several different forms. The goal, however, is that by the end you have collected enough volume of wort so that you end up with your desired volume after the boil. This depends on how much water you boil off in your kettle during your boil, which depends on air temperature, your kettle dimensions, etc. I would do some research and decide which method you'll be using to do your all grain brew and then you'll be able to determine the water volumes that are necessary.
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