Citra American IPA Recipe

Citra American IPA Recipe

(American Amber Ale, heavily hopped).


Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series IPA Beer Kit
Black Rock Light liquid Malt 1.7kg
Copper Tun Dried Malt Extract 500g
USA Citra Bittering Hops 15g
USA Citra Finishing Hops 25g
USA Citra Dry Hopping 60g
Craft Series Yeast


1. Mix the Black Rock Liquid Malt, Copper Tun Dried Malt and the contents from the Beer Pouch with 2L of hot water in a sterilized bucket or pot. Stir until completely dissolved; gently boil this mixture for 15minutes.

 (Add the Bittering Hops into a fry pan filled with 5-700ml of boiling water and continue a rolling boil for 18 minutes. Once 18 Minutes has past add in the Finishing Hops for a further 2minutes -- 20mins total – Strain the hop water off through a fine wire mesh, Panty hose or a Muslin Cloth)

2. Add about 10 litres of ice cold water to your fermenter and then add the hot ingredients from step one including the strained Hop Water. Once mixed add cold and hot water to the 21L mark making sure the Wert is between 16C – 20C. Make sure the temperature is not hotter than 24C.

3. Pour the British Series Yeast into the Wert and stir just enough to make it all sink below the surface. Take an SG reading with your Hydrometer (around 1.055). Put the lid on and half fill the airlock with water.

4. Leave in the Fermenter in a controlled environment at 16-22C (preferably 18C). After 2-4days we need to add the Dry hops to the brew, do this in a hop bag (Muslin Cloth etc..) and suspend it in the brew, leave them until the brew stops bubbling, this should take about 10 days (The Yeast may take 1-2days before visible activity occurs in the fermenter)

5. Use the Hydrometer to start checking the SG after 10 days to confirm it is ready for bottling. The SG should be stable for at least 2days before it is classed ready. (Should be around 1.015 plus or minus a few points) remove the Dry Hop bag. Add Finings and Wait 24-48hours to let the Finings work before bottling.

6. Sterilize about 30 (640-820ml) bottles and put 2 Carbonation Drops in each one (or a Medium to Large measure of Sugar). If you are using small bottles you will need about 50 with 1 Carbonation drop (or a small Scoop of Sugar).
(There is a specific Scoop in store).

7. Fill each bottle with your  Beer using your Brew Bottler leaving about 25mm (2.5cm/1″) from the top and seal it with either a Crown Seal, PET bottle Cap, or clip the on Grolsh Top.

8. Store your Bottles out of the way in a Warm (20C), Dark place (light Destroys the beer and taste-hence the Amber bottles) for a week. Then transfer into a cold place Tasting of your Beer can begin after 2 weeks and drinking can commence after 3 – 4 weeks, recommended is 4+ weeks - the longer the period the better the taste.

9. Enjoy your home made Pale Ale!!