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Turner_Brown

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So my first IIPA is about 5 days into the primary.

OG was 1.093 ... down to 1.030 as of last night.

Took a taste after taking the gravity reading. Whoa! I feel like I've brewed a "fruit" beer. Seriously, it's pretty overwhelming with grapefruit. I'm gonna let it sit in the primary for another 2 weeks and then on to the secondary for 2-3 weeks with a heavy dose of dry hops. I guess my question is, will this overwhelming grapefruit tame down...or do I need to start looking for clip art of grapefruits to use on my label?

Here is my hop schedule:

1 ¼ oz. Magnum – 60 minutes
1 ¼ oz. Magnum – 30 minutes
1 oz. Centennial – 15 minutes
.5 oz. Simcoe – 10 minutes
.5 oz. Centennial - 0 minutes
1 oz. Simcoe – Dry Hop
½ oz. Centennial – Dry Hop
½ oz. Crystal – Dry Hop

I'm pretty sure the Centennial is responsible for my breakfast IIPA ... I guess I underestimated their grapefruity power!
 

david_42

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No problem. My 3CPA was grapefruit juice for the first month after kegging. Peaked aroung 3 onths.
 

cladinshadows

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The grapefruit REALLY mellows with time, but still maintains a presence. Give it a month or two and it's going to be awesome.
 
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