Zombie Dust

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  1. Beerbelly

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    Has anyone tried the 3 Floyds Zombie Dust recipes that are floating around? I was intrigued by the Citra single hop usage, especially at the large quantities it calls for, so I brewed up a 5 gal. batch a couple weeks ago.

    Well, I'm trying my freshly kegged & carbonated batch today, and I'm really impressed. This is a great example of a malt bill that keeps pace with the hops, making it a really nicely balanced beer, although we won't be calling it a session beer at 6.6 ABV. Very multi-dimensional flavors that make you sit and try to figure them out. And this brews super fast- I used two pkgs. of Safale SO-4, and this batch went from 1064 to 1014 in 3 days! Transferred to secondary on day 5, dry-hopped for 5 more days, and kegged & carbed at 1012. If you need a big beer quickly, this one gets it done.
     
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    What recipe did you use? I might give it a try.
     
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    Per my BrewTarget recipe:
    5.125 gal batch size
    OG 1.064
    FG 1.016 ( I got a little better than this, 1.012)
    ABV 6.6%
    IBU 17.9
    Color 9.3
    efficiency 70%

    11 lb. 2 row malt
    1 lb. Munich malt
    8 oz Melanoidin malt
    8 oz C60
    8 oz Carapils malt

    .5 oz Citra FWH
    1 oz Citra @ 45 min + Whirlfloc tablet
    1 oz Citra @ 50 min
    1 oz Citra @ 55 min
    1 oz Citra @ 59 min
    1.5oz Citra dry hop

    Safale SO-4 (x2) direct to fermenter
     
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    Now I'm thirsty
     
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    Can we assume that the hop addition timing is reversed from the norm, like the @59 min. means one minute before the end of boil?
     
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    Yep, that's the way I run my brews.
     
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