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Old 10-18-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Shiner Ruby Redbird Clone Recipe

Now, before anyone judges me, I loved Shiner Ruby Redbird. I know that it wasn't the most popular brew and that many people disliked it, but, I loved it. Everyone I know loves it. It is the beer that has been requested the most for me to make. I would like to make it so it is available to me and my friends year round... but alas it is a summer beer. Unless! someone can provide me with a clone recipe!

This is what I have to far: Ruby Redbird is a very light beer, easy to drink. It has red grapefruit juice in it, it has ginger in it, it is especially tasty on a hot summer night. So far I figure the best way to clone is to make a light body beer (maybe half 2 row half wheat?) infused with x amount of grapefruit juice and about 1 oz of ginger at 10 minutes.

So the questions I have: how much grapefruit juice? What grain bill would you suggest? Hops? The brew could definately use improvement, what would make this beer extra tasty? I appreciate any ideas you can throw my way!

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Im thinking Try the Haus Pale Ale" but only us the 60 min hop addition "and add the ginger at 10 min. but add the grapefruit juice at Kegging (only if your kegging )

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
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I just had some of this at a party. It was good. However my friend LOVES it and i would like to attempt a copy as well. Any luck on a clone?

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Old 01-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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Default I love ruby redbird!

Why is it so hard for people to just accept this a light and extremely refreshing beer???? It seems everyone on the web HATES it!

So is there any new ground on a clone recipe????
Did anyone have thoughts on hops??

I've read on unrelated threads about adding juice to the primary fermenter with bad results because the acid level is too high for the yeast....


I would LOVE to experiment with this!

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #6
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I want to make this pretty badly. I dont have anymore. So building a recipe is out of my league. I am going to try a small batch experiment sometime soon. Going with both candied and fresh ginger and grapefruit zest and concentrate.

If anyone would chime in on using these before that would be great. .

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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Try making a 4 gallon batch then adding the grapefuit juice when done fermenting

7 LBS - 2 ROW
2 LBS - RICE EXTRACT SYRUP
1/2 LBS -CARAPILS
3 OZ. - FRESH GROUND GINGER ROOT (BOIL FOR 10 MIN.)
.38OZ - MAGNUM HOPS AT 60 OR WHAT EVER YOU HAVE TO GET AROUND 20 IBU'S
1 GAL GRAPEFUIT JUICE ADDED TO KEG WHEN BEER IS DONE.

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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Don't have a keg yet...... Am I correct in thinking this will not work with bottle conditioning? I am assuming if I have yeast activity in the bottles it will maw on the juice and change the flavors and or bottle bomb me.....

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i think a group (prob those of us in this thread) should collectively deduce 4 or so recipes that all seem likely clones, but each with something uniquely different...

then each of us tries one of the recipes all at the same time and report back with the results

that way, hopefully, we find a clone recipe in about ~1/4 the time, money,ingredients,resources, etc....

any takers?? i would be up for brewing in the next 2 weeks or so...

*edit: i replied before reading last 2 comments.... im only set up to bottle, and have no keg equipment -and that makes sense about adding the juice at the end (it definitely has a fresh juice flavor), so that option would be out for me...

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