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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 Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1050 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.8 / 5.0143 ReviewsLiterally the best beer I have ever had.The Kama Citra is fantastic. I love it and, despite my better judgement, I shared it with my co-workers, where it was met with universal approval. It really is that good.April 14, 2018Purchased
1 month agoCirtus, hoppy IPA!I've brewed this kit 4 times over the past year and it has to be my favorite. It's well balanced and not super bitter. (I'm more of a hoppy brew drinker). I always have 5 gallons of this going at a time. If you are looking for more bitter or aggressive IPA i would try their Dead Ringer IPA (also very good).
[[i let mine sit in primary for 4 weeks then secondary for 2-3 weeks depending on the temp]]April 1, 2018Purchased
8 months agoScrumdiddlyumptiousI've made this twice now and would make it again. One of my favorites.March 22, 2018Purchased
1 year agoGreat IPADrinking one right now! notes of grapefruit, and citrus. Great IPAMarch 21, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDelicious!Wonderful aroma and man, what a great taste. Will absolutely order again.March 19, 2018Purchased
2 months agoVery High DrinkabilityOut of the 4 dozen or so batches I have brewed over the years, this one is a stands out. It is unlike most sessionable IPAs in that it has body, great mouthfeel, and high drinkability. It's crowd pleaser. Made this a year ago. Have missed it and so I am coming back for more. Going all grain this time.February 27, 2018Excellent BeerI often return to making this beer, both All Grain, and also Extract. If you are new to brewing and like IPAs then you must start with the extract kit. All your friends and family will be impressed!January 2, 2018Purchased
1 year agoGreat IPA.The best IPA out of three I've made so far.
This has the hop nose and hop finish I've been looking for!
Well worth it and I'll be getting this again!Added Dec 26, 2017December 26, 2017Purchased
7 months agoGreat for the BeachI would recommend using a secondary 2 weeks after you add the dry hops to the primary. This will help clear the beer. After 2 weeks in the secondary, ready to bottle.
A great Summer beer with the citrus flavor. I liked this better than "Smashing Grapefruit ". Both beers are great !December 5, 2017Purchased
8 months ago
- Browse 26 questions Browse 26 questions and 41 answersFor people that brewed this primary only, what schedule did you use? How many total days fermenting? How many days dry-hop?BEST ANSWER: I recall following the direction on the short side of the range. This beer was best a fresh as possible, once the proper carbonation level is reached. I double the dry hopping with two sessions of four days each (recommended amount of hops 2x) totalling 8 days.What is the abv of this beer and what should I expect for the final gravity?BEST ANSWER: I left a little more headspace in my 5gal carboy so I was around 1.055 down to 1.010. This put mine around 5.9%. I'd say it should be around 5.25% based on the recipes expected 1.050 OG.If i need this in less than 6 weeks how do i condition in keg and what is the recommended amount of CO2BEST ANSWER: This beer can usually be turned around in 4-5 weeks. 10-14 days for primary and two weeks in secondary. Once you are done with secondary, keg it and carb at 38 degrees with 12 psi for one week and you will be good to go.Is it possible to do a full boil with this kit? If so how would that differ from the instructions?BEST ANSWER: Yes
it is possible to do this kit with a full volume boil. The only thing you would change is the amount of water you're boiling. For a 5 gallon batch
you'd probably want to start off with 6 gallons of water pre-boil. After an hour long boil you should end up with right around 5 gallons of wort.When you add second round of hops, should you just "pitch" them on top, or mix them in?BEST ANSWER: Just add them on top, they will sink in as they dissolve. Remember to have some sanitized water to wet your fingers and put to stopcock in. If you're doing bucket, take out the stop cock first, then remove lid, then add hops, top back on, then put stopper back in. Based on your flavor profile you can be flexible with timing. The longer they stay the more of the grassy flavor you get, the shorter the time the more of pure acidity is added.What exactly does flameout - 10 minute hop stand mean on the last hop addition?BEST ANSWER: Hi Michael, I want to start by saying this is such a tasty brew; it's sooo good. Now, as for your question. Add the last hop at the end of the boil (after the 60 mins has elapsed) and let is "steep" in the hot wort for the 10 minutes (with no flame). Hope this helps. MichaelDo I need a yeast starter for a 5 gallon batch? I am going to be using 1 smack pack of the Wyeast 1272.Kama Citra Session IPA Extract KitBEST ANSWER: I always use a starter it works out better
I also use this yeast in four subsequent batches
Ferments quickly and fluctuates out for a very clear beerHas anyone had great results without using secondary? I have secondaries, but thinking of leaving in primary for a week, then dry hopping in the primary another week then bottling all from same fermenter...BEST ANSWER: It will turn out just fine. End result might be a little cloudy like an unfiltered beer. But taste wise, it will be awesome!The head came on the 2nd day then went away after a day should I be worried?BEST ANSWER: Presumably you're referring to the Krausen which is the yeast cake that forms on top of your fermenting wort. My thinking is that all is well, unless temperatures have drastically fallen and your fermentation has stalled, which is (*my guess), unlikely. What you describe is not unusual. My advice -- keep the lid on and leave it alone. If you want proof to allay your fears, after a few days take a sample and use your hydrometer to measure the SG. In a few more days do that again and compare. Very likely fermentation is continuing normally and in a month or so you'll be enjoying a fine pale ale.How do you compensate for wort volume loss with all the hops that are going in? I am having trouble hitting my OG having to top off after whirlpooling and leaving behind the hop and break material.BEST ANSWER: I dont....i just throw in the extra hops and go with the og i get...sorry im not too concerned to get and exact og as long as i think the abv will be between 4.5% to 6.0%....but thats just me. If i were below 4.5% abv i would add dextrose....above 6% waterThis is my first 5 gallon batch and I don’t see the active bubbling and fermentation action I observed with 1 gallon batches. There is a thin yeast layer at the top but doesn’t seem to be doing anything. Should I add a yeast energizer/activater?BEST ANSWER: You should not have to add yeast Energizer or activator. If the wort was Too hot when you pitched the east maybe that’s why you don’t have any bubbling. If you have another package of yeast I would pitch it and see what happens.New to brewing. What’s the default brewing quantity for these kits?BEST ANSWER: Our kits are 5 gallons unless stated otherwise. Cheers!Does anyone know the IBU's? ThanksBEST ANSWER: That depends on the alpha acid content of the hops they include in the kit and the utilization percentage on the 10 minute hop stand. If the Centennial is 10%a.a., the Cascade is 7%a.a., and the Citra is 11%a.a. and if you get 10% utilization on the hop stand it would be about 80 IBU's, if you rapidly cool instead of doing the recommended hop stand it will be closer to 50 IBU's.Could you add honey to the IPA?BEST ANSWER: Of course you can. It will increase the OG and change the flavor profile, but I would expect it to turn out fine.Is this an extract kit or grain kit?BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
This is the extract version. Cheers!Have this in primary now.Thinking of tweaking this by adding 1 oz. of Ekuanot to the dry hop schedule and 2 oz of dried grapefruit in dry hop as well (in secondary). Do you think the extra hop addition will be ok? Or should I replace the Cascade with the Ekuanot in the dry hop?BEST ANSWER: Based on how this kit came out for me, I would not increase the hops. The Citra was quite prominent. This is just a personal preference.I got this kit, but I’m only set up for a one gallon brew, is there a recipe for this?BEST ANSWER: Should be a recipe included in the kit. If not just click on the additional information key when looking at the product online, this will give you the recipe. Any further help just call Norhern Brewer, great customer service with knowledgeable staff.my gravity is 1.023 after 2 weeks in the primary fermenter. Will it drop more ? im not going to to transfer to the secondary fermentation vessel, just dry hop in the primary.BEST ANSWER: Is that taken with a refractometer or hydrometer? If refractometer you need to convert it since the alcohol skews the FG. If that's the real gravity then warm the fermentor a bit, 75° should do. Also kick the base a couple times.What yeast and priming option do I choose for the Kama Citra Session IPA kit? I'm buying this as a gift for a home brewer, but I have no idea what yeast/primer goes with this kit.BEST ANSWER: The yeast and priming sugar should all be listed on the product page when you order. You then choose the default dry yeast, or the liquid option. Priming sugars are listed the same.What is the IBU for this beer?BEST ANSWER: The IBU should be between 40-45. Cheers!What is the reccomended shelf life of this kit with wyeast?BEST ANSWER: Specialty grains are best used within 6 months. Dry yeast, malt, and hops are good for at least 1 year so the kit should be used within 6 months. A liquid yeast option should be used within just a couple months.How dark should this beer be when placed into primary? Mine is very dark. Could I have steeped the grains too long or too hot?BEST ANSWER: John,
Thank you for your question. The reason it looks so dark when in the bigger primary has to do with the light refraction. If you pull a sample out in say your hydrometer test jar or a small glass you will see the difference.
Cheers!This is one of my favorite beers that I brewed as an extract kit. I am purchasing the last couple of items to complete my all grain brew set-up. I was browsing in the Beer Smith 2.0 software and can't seem to find this recipe in there. I was going to brew the all grain kit of this beer as my first brew with the new all grain set-up since I feel it'd be a great easy one to break in the system. Is there anyway you guys could add this to the Beer Smith 2.0 IPA add-on so that I can download everything (boil size, end of boil volume, sparge volume, etc.)?BEST ANSWER: Sean,
You can actually add that recipe to BeerSmith on your own. Here is the PDF of the instructions. http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/allgrain/AG-KamaCitra.pdf
Cheers!If doing a full boil starting with 6 gallons, does this affect the steeping of the specialty grains? Also Are the specialty grains supposed to be steeped at flame on then stopped after 20 minutes or once reaching 170F? What if using a propane burner and you can get to boil within 20 min?BEST ANSWER: Any effect on steeping grains is minimal...you look into using a food grade acid to acidify the water below 6
or steep in less water than add extra water to your boil. Nothing is required to be done differently there. Steep the grains in warm water for whichever comes first - either 20 minutes go by or the temp hits 170. I leave the burner on and dunk the bag up and down frequently
and remove when the temp is 170
whether its been 20 minutes or not
as it helps brew day go by quicker.For reference, this will be my first attempt at home brew - so be nice. Someone gave me a kit and it has only one fermentor. The instructions say to add one week to fermenting time if a secondary is not used, but the directions also say the secondary fermenting time is 2-3 weeks, so does that mean second fermenting in the same fermentor is only one week, and overall, the fermentation time would be less than if I had a second fermentor? Also, my kit has a hydrometer(?). What is this used for? I don't see any mention of using something like this in the instructions. Last question; someone mentioned measuring carbonation, but I don't see that in the instructions. What is that?Can I add a blood orange taste to this and If so are there any suggestions of how and when???