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voegeli51 06-25-2009 06:44 PM

Using Grapefruit in IPA
 
Is there any good recipes that would involve putting grapefruit or Grapefruit Seed Extract in an IPA. I was going to put some in an IPA that I have in a secondary and wasn't sure if I could right now or if it's too late?

Hang Glider 06-25-2009 07:10 PM

Perhaps others will chime in regarding fruit additions - but for an intense grapefruit flavor/aroma, just dry hop with Cascade or Amarillo hops. The more, the better!

Joos 06-25-2009 07:13 PM

Better yet IMO is Simcoe.But if you want to use grapefruit throw it right in your secondary.

Hang Glider 06-25-2009 07:18 PM

+1 Simcoe is great too!
and a little Centennial is nice.

SeamusMac 06-25-2009 11:08 PM

I dry hopped a session strength pale ale with an oz. of pelletized Cascade for 11 days and when I opened up my first bottle I was HIT IN THE FACE with a grapefruit, figuratively ha ha. It wasn't what I expected but I really like it despite its relatively low 4.3% ABV. Everyone of my friends who has tried it have asked "did you put grapefruit in your beer?". They're shocked when I tell them it's hops.

KayaBrew 06-25-2009 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joos (Post 1399570)
Better yet IMO is Simcoe.But if you want to use grapefruit throw it right in your secondary.

Simcoe hops have an intense pine aroma and flavor. I just drank an IPA I brewed with with 6 oz of Simcoe hops. Go with Cascade for a really intense grapefruit flavor. I've been drinking another IPA I brewed with 6 oz of Cascades. VERY grapefruity!


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