Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > grapefruit taste
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
brockettbrews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: rock hill, sc
Posts: 568
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default grapefruit taste

my beer taste like grapefruit juice!! What causes this???


brockettbrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
JDFlow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 435
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

What kind of hops and how much did you use?


JDFlow is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
Beer_Eugenics
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Laredo, TX
Posts: 259
Liked 62 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Hops caused this.
http://byo.com/resources/hops
Beer_Eugenics is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
kylevester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lafayette, IN
Posts: 226
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

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.
kylevester is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
freisste
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 2,450
Liked 311 Times on 261 Posts

Default

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.
freisste is offline
johnny5000 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
brockettbrews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: rock hill, sc
Posts: 568
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

i used 1oz magnum at 60 1oz Centennial at 30 and 1oz Cascade at 15
brockettbrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #7
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,648
Liked 2920 Times on 2525 Posts
Likes Given: 2059

Default

It's the "C" hops you used that give that flavor.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #8
TopherM
BJCP ID: F0838
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,948
Liked 437 Times on 346 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

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.
__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!
TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,648
Liked 2920 Times on 2525 Posts
Likes Given: 2059

Default

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.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 02:55 AM   #10
brockettbrews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: rock hill, sc
Posts: 568
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

i used a muttons ale yeast. was making a cheap beer. 1lb corn, 1lb rice, 1lb wheat, 2lb of 2row. 2 gallon batch.


brockettbrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sierra Nev Clone- strong grapefruit taste Drinks3point2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-15-2015 04:34 AM
Problem: Honey Steam has a bad GrapeFruit/Citrus Taste? BMURDA Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-18-2011 09:04 PM
Grapefruit taste Dougc87 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 02-21-2011 05:23 AM
Grapefruit IPA? Tilldeath Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 36 07-22-2010 06:17 AM
Why does my IPA taste like grapefruit?? michael.berta Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 06-08-2009 05:46 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS