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Old 09-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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my beer taste like grapefruit juice!! What causes this???

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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What kind of hops and how much did you use?

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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Hops caused this.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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Need to know the hops used and the amounts.

Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade are known for their grapefruit and citrusy characters. Other hops can also provide citrusy flavors or complement those that do. For example, I got 1 lb of Chinook last year and have used it quite a bit in my IPAs and it has played very well with Amarillo, Cascade, and Glacier while not coming off piney or resinous, however YMMV.

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If you happen to be in the Midwest (Michigan, specifically), look for Red RyePA brewed by Founder's. Great IPA-style beer. Strong grapefruit taste. Love it.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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i used 1oz magnum at 60 1oz Centennial at 30 and 1oz Cascade at 15

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It's the "C" hops you used that give that flavor.
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What was your grain bill? The yeast most likely did cause the grapefruit taste. 3 oz total can be on the strong side if you don't have a relatively hearty malt backbone. I would bet this one is closer to the APA range than the IPA range as far as malt character and ABV, which would let the flavoring and aroma hops really stand out.

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Some ale yeast do tend to lend a fruity character to a beer. But not grapefruit. They can add to the taste,but not creat it imo. "C" hops def add that flavor/aroma.
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i used a muttons ale yeast. was making a cheap beer. 1lb corn, 1lb rice, 1lb wheat, 2lb of 2row. 2 gallon batch.

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