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Old 10-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #11
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Try hop bursting. Make all your additions at 30 min or less and increase the amounts used to achieve the same IBUs. Flavor and aroma will be greatly enhanced.

You could also look into doing some mash hopping a la Pliny the Elder.

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:12 PM   #12
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There's a "Must See Homebrew Video" in the drunken ramblings section that deals with Grapefruit Pale Ale, I believe it's on page 1.

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
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The Internet says that Simcoe hops taste like grapefruit.

You want to brew a Pale Ale that tastes like grapefruit.
Where did you get that? Simcoe has a very piney taste/smell. Amarillo is very grapefruit. The mixture of the two is awesome...

(Edit- I guess there's a number of folks that think it is grapefruity... but I get far more of the pinetree flavor from it... www.brew365.com has a pretty useful set of hop reviews...)

Best beer I've ever made:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/sima...3/#post2108248

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #14
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I think a piney taste could be a good addition...maybe add some simcoe to the flameout? Perhaps Southern Tier uses all three hops as aroma hops to give it the taste? (I can't remember if it had any pine taste to it or not, I was already multiple beers in at this point)

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:11 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PorterIdontknowher View Post
Where did you get that? Simcoe has a very piney taste/smell. Amarillo is very grapefruit. The mixture of the two is awesome...

(Edit- I guess there's a number of folks that think it is grapefruity... but I get far more of the pinetree flavor from it... www.brew365.com has a pretty useful set of hop reviews...)

Best beer I've ever made:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/sima...3/#post2108248

See the video Fletch78 is talking about!
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:18 PM   #16
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I've used Centennial to get some nice grapefruit flavour. YMMV but this is the recipe that I use:

Grapefruit Bitter O.G. - 1.050
8lb pale malt extract
12 oz carastan malt
4 oz wheat malt
9 AAU Centennial bittering hops (60 minutes)
1.5 oz Centennial finishing hops
ale yeast (Notty works well)

Credit for the recipe goes to my LHBS, Dan's Homebrewing in Vancouver BC. I make it as all grain now but that is the only difference from the above...

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:14 PM   #17
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See the video Fletch78 is talking about!


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f45/must...5/#post2269044 <=== video contains some profanity, may not be safe for work...

 
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #18
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OK guys...revised the recipe. Let me know how it looks now:

Recipe: Grapefruit Pale Ale
Brewer: Jeff Dillaman
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.065 SG
Estimated Color: 10.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 47.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
2.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 22.60 %
6.60 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 74.58 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.82 %
1.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 42.8 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (0 min) Hops - (I just did this because I had the 1/2 oz left over...)
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Safale US-05 (Fermentis) Yeast-Ale

I reduced the amount of Crystal malt to try to match the color of the beer:



http://yfrog.com/e9southerntierpalealej


 
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:50 PM   #19
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Quote:
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The Internet says that Simcoe hops taste like grapefruit.

You want to brew a Pale Ale that tastes like grapefruit.
You must be referring to this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f45/must...o-nsfw-195175/


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Old 10-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #20
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You will have to report back Jeff. You plan on brewing this soon?

 
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