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Old 07-09-2007, 04:23 AM   #1
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Can you make homebrew from grapefruits? If so....how?

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I'm sorry, what I meant to say was....can you make wine from grapefruits? if so....how?

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Old 07-09-2007, 05:14 AM   #2
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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ewww gross Grapefruits!

Check the wine forums. I can't think of a way to do it turn it into beer unless you are just going to flavor a beer with Grapefruit.

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hmm interesting, may have to give that a go sometime :P

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EdWorts Grapefruitwine?

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Why?

If you want a grapefruit flavored beer just follow a standard IPA recipe and use only Chinook and Cascade hops.

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Grapefruit wine is very good- look on Jack Keller's website for some recipes:

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques20.asp

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I'm about to attempt a grapefruit wine with a friend, a semi-sweet or dessert (we're going to make the final call soon) from the Jack Keller site.

Can anyone tell me if it is wise or foolish to throw the flesh in a blender (after removing the pith and seeds, of course)? I always thought grinding up the fruit more makes it easier for the yeast to ferment it, but will it get all gelatin-y if I do that? Thanks in advance.

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I'm about to attempt a grapefruit wine with a friend, a semi-sweet or dessert (we're going to make the final call soon) from the Jack Keller site.

Can anyone tell me if it is wise or foolish to throw the flesh in a blender (after removing the pith and seeds, of course)? I always thought grinding up the fruit more makes it easier for the yeast to ferment it, but will it get all gelatin-y if I do that? Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't put it in the blender- use 1 tsp pectic enzyme per gallon, and smoosh up the fruit well. If you use a big mesh bag, you can really smash up the fruit with it a big spoon. When you make wine, it's good to remove the fruit pulp after a few days, once it gives up its goodness. That's be hard to do if you used a blender. You could use a juicer I guess, and just use the juice- but don't use a blender.
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When you make wine, it's good to remove the fruit pulp after a few days, once it gives up its goodness. That's be hard to do if you used a blender. You could use a juicer I guess, and just use the juice- but don't use a blender.
Thanks for the advice. I will extract the juice and pulp without pulverizing it.

Instead of using a straining bag, could I just re-rack it and strain it sometime during the first week?
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