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Old 06-08-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Want to try doing this, however I'm not sure which IPA recipe would work well as a base and how much grapefruit to rack onto in the secondary? Also Would it be ok to dry hop in the secondary as well even with the fruit going in?? I just think this might amp up the grapefruit and tartness that some from some variety of hops and make for a great summer IPA.


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Old 06-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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Grapefruit IPA? Great idea. Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Did you come up with this or has it been discussed here before?


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Old 06-08-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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I would use a recipe that has amarillo hops featured, since they tend to have a grapefruit aroma already.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Grapefruit IPA? Great idea. Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Did you come up with this or has it been discussed here before?
As far as I know I came up with it, never heard of anyone doing this and since so many IPA's are decribed as grapefruit I thought why can you just add grapefruit or what ever to an IPA? Will be brewing this some time in July since I have my first baby coming next week, I might be tied up for awhile and I don't have a primary open till June 27th. Will keep everyone updated through this page with my recipe decision and processes and results with pics! Now all I need are some thoughts on recipes and amount of grapefruit to use.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:38 PM   #5
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Our local craftbrewery has a grapefruit IPA, although I think they achieve their taste through Hops alone. I'll probe the brewers this week when i get my growlers refilled.

BTW it's Sunking Brewery in Indy.
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dry hopping with a lot of Cascade will give you that grapefruit flavor.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #7
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I wouldn't use any Grapefruit juice. I would try to accomplish this the old fashioned way. With hops.
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I get comments on how my all centennial ipa tastes like grapefruit, it's not hard to do.


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agreed many IPA's taste and smell of grapefruit however I'd like to see what a batch with actual grapefruit added would be like any help?
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march on then soldier! and report back.


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