Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Grapefruity IPA - help me recip-ize my ingredients

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
heyjaffy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 154
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Grapefruity IPA - help me recip-ize my ingredients

I have a request to make a grapefruity IPA, and my knowledge of hops and general recipe building is limited so I'm not sure which hops can make that happen, but I think I might have the right ingredients to make this happen. Can you help build a 5-gallon all-grain recipe for an IPA out of the following ingredients on-hand?

Grains:
* many pounds of 2-row
* many pounds of maris otter
* 1lb 3.8 ounces of crystal 20
* 3.3 ounces of crystal 60
* 4.6 ounces of roasted barley

Other:
* 16 ounces maltodextrin

Hops (pellet):
* 4 oz. Galena (13.2% Alpha Acid)
* 3 oz. Columbus (13.3% AA)
* 3 oz. Summit (15.5% AA)
* 3 oz. Nugget (12.4% AA)
* 3 oz. Warrior (16% AA)
* 3 oz. Willamette (4% AA)
* 3 oz. Magnum (13.5% AA)
* 1 oz. Cascade (6.4% AA)
* 1 oz. Centennial (8.7% AA)
* 2 oz. Citra (13.4% AA)

Yeast:
* Harvested WLP001
* Nottingham

__________________

"Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health" –Thomas Jefferson

heyjaffy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,724
Liked 4369 Times on 3177 Posts
Likes Given: 850

Default

Can you get amarillo hops? It's very grapefruity. I've combined simcoe with amarillo to make a beer that has a "grapefruit juice" flavor and aroma that is amazing.

Cascade is citrusy but not really all grapefruit. That's the only hop I see listed that has that quality, but not nearly as much as simcoe/amarillo.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
tknice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 362
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I'd say go with chinook but I see it's not on your list. Citra and cascade would contribute some nice flavors.

Your best bet would probably be all chinook IMO.

I've made some all chinook dry hopped IPAs that were deliciously grapefruity.

tknice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
hawgwild81
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
 
hawgwild81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 812
Liked 180 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

I made an all citra pale ale couple months back. I used 2 ounces of citra and dry hopped 1 once. It was EXTREMELY grapefruity. To much for my taste. luckily for me it mellowed out after a few weeks. I made it again with centennial and citra. Its in the primary now so I can't tell you yet how that combination worked out yet.

__________________
hawgwild81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
HawksBrewer
Audible Brewing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HawksBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,509
Liked 1028 Times on 968 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

I know these hops don't scream grapefruit, but I made an APA w/ nugget, brewer's gold and cascade (I realize not true APA, who cares) as late additions and dry hop AND keg hop, and it literally tasted like pure grapefruit juice. It started to taste like beer after a couple of months. Still tasty, just pure grapefruit.

__________________
HawksBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
tknice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 362
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HawksBrewer
I know these hops don't scream grapefruit, but I made an APA w/ nugget, brewer's gold and cascade (I realize not true APA, who cares) as late additions and dry hop AND keg hop, and it literally tasted like pure grapefruit juice. It started to taste like beer after a couple of months. Still tasty, just pure grapefruit.
Ya I don't think chinook is supposed to be very grapefruity either but it sure has every time I've brewed all chinook beers. I was fermenting at higher temps then--maybe that had something to do with it.
__________________
BrewGeeks.com = (Homebrew + DIY) x Humor
Walkthrough and Pics of my All-Grain BIAB Brewday
How to Dry Hop
How to Make Starters
How to Clean Kegs
How to Rack Beer to a Keg
tknice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
duckmanco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 702
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tknice View Post
Ya I don't think chinook is supposed to be very grapefruity either but it sure has every time I've brewed all chinook beers. I was fermenting at higher temps then--maybe that had something to do with it.
Ferm temps had little to do with my all Chinook ipa consisting of only Chinook with only dme and us05 fermented at 64ish or so. Chinook is a slept on hop as far as grapefruit citrusy character. I was blown away at the hop character from that single hop.
__________________
duckmanco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
Calichusetts
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Calichusetts's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 2,352
Liked 226 Times on 167 Posts
Likes Given: 604

Default

2-row, c20, centennial, cascade, columbus and notty. Pretty close to my "grapefruit" IPA

__________________
Calichusetts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
Turfmanbrad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nottingham, MD
Posts: 155
Default

Check out the Fresh Squeezed IPA recipe on here. Everyone loves it and my friends can't believe I don't add fruit to it. I always have a batch going.

__________________

Brewing drunk requires several batches of experience, brewing drunk. -mrk305-

It might be horrible, it could be great, but it'll definitely be beer!

Turfmanbrad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #10
Brett3rThanU
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 490
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I just did an IIPA with Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascade. I had my wife smell it and she said it smelled like grapefruit/oranges.

__________________
Brett3rThanU is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Odd Ingredients tchuklobrau Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-11-2011 01:54 AM
So I got these ingredients petep1980 Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-04-2011 11:06 PM
I have these ingredients stumpwater Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-27-2011 01:55 PM
What can I do with these ingredients? mikeerich Recipes/Ingredients 1 08-01-2010 11:19 PM
Most grapefruity hops? Rick500 Recipes/Ingredients 27 06-13-2009 02:35 AM