Hop Oils IPA: Citra & Cascade

In the production of IPA-style beers, hops are the main protagonist in terms of flavors and aromas. Over the years, various techniques have been developed to allow brewers to obtain the best result. One is the extraction of hops into oils. Hop oils allow to impart a hop aroma that is as clean as possible.
Today, let's try using these hop oils in an American IPA. The grain bill is quite simple and for the hopping we will help with a dose of Loral hops at 60 minutes of boiling and another addition during the whirlpool. The kveik that works at 25 degrees allows to obtain a fairly neutral aromatic profile, with light notes of tropical fruit. We add the hop oils during the transfer of the beer into the keg and that's it! Are you curious about the result?

INFORMATION

  • Style: American IPA
  • Liters: 70
  • Original Gravity: 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.008
  • ABV: 6.3%
  • IBU: 51
  • SRM: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 16.00 kg (97%) of Pilsner Malt
  • 0.50 kg (3%) of CaraHell Malt

MASH STEPS

  • 65°C/149°F for 60 mins
  • 77°C/170°F for 15 mins

HOPS ADDITIONS

  • 100 grams of Loral for 60 mins
  • 200 grams of Cryo Loral for 15 mins during the Whirlpool
  • 15 ml of Citra & Cascade hops oils added into the keg

YEAST

  • Voss Kveik

Fermentation Process

Ferment for 15/20 days at 25 C degrees, raise the temperature for the diacetyl rest for 48 hours and then lower the temperature to 12 C degrees for a week of conditioning. Then transfer the beer into keg, add the Hop Oils and force carbonating. Let the beer rest for at least 2 weeks. Now drink it!
 

Final Impressions

Bright, crisp and light. A thin body beer with a subtle hop aroma. The hop oils (a combo of Citra & Cascade) impart a fresh citrusy flavor. The use of hop oils allows to obtain a clean hop aroma without herbaceus notes. Another interesting quality of hop oils is the possibility of adding them a little at a time and flavoring the beer according to your tastes. Well-balanced and very tasty, a successful experiment!

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