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Grapefruit Pulpin' Small Batch Recipe Extract Kit

$24.99

SKU# 1G30

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This bright showcase of apricot, peach, cantaloupe and lemon dives into crisp grapefruit flavor. A perfect complement to citrusy hop aroma, this IPA has stripes of ruby red grapefruit and hoppy, lingering bitterness.
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Grapefruit Pulpin' Small Batch Recipe Kit

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This bright showcase of apricot, peach, cantaloupe and lemon dives into crisp grapefruit flavor. A perfect complement to citrusy hop aroma, this IPA has stripes of ruby red grapefruit and hoppy, lingering bitterness. An escape from the winter blues or the perfect complement to a bright sunny summer afternoon, each pint of Pulpin’ is like a fresh Florida grapefruit grove bottled up into a single refreshing serving.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 1 Gallon
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Grapefruit Pulpin' Small Batch Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1064
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
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UPDATE and CORRECTION! - June 18 2016
After 11 days of fermentation, decided to add the grapefruit soaked in vodka to the mix, IF the fermentation seemed to stop at this point. Measured Brix was once again 7.8 (@70 deg F) which was the same as a few days ago (at the end of the first five days of fermenting). This time, however, I used the Northern Brewer Brix calculator, which showed it to be much more online with the expected results. In other words, not 3.8% (from another spreadsheet) but 6.1% ABV, very close to the expected outcome, per a previous question. And to correct my impression of the first taste, I meant to say "citrus" and not "acidic", which is also how it is now. It has seemed to clear up even more, and I'm looking forward to my second kegging by about Wednesday. By the weekend, should be able to get an early example of the final outcome.
June 18, 2016
So far, so good!
Note: I will update this review as I get to each stage for an ongoing impression of this particular kit. This is only my second batch that I will keg, but have done several of the 1 gallon recipes so far. Mostly great results, and anything that was negative was my own fault!Points to remember: there's a bunch of hops additions! Watch the timing, as I added the third addition too early, thinking I had missed it. Shouldn't be too detrimental, but it's one of those things to account for. Also: READ THE DIRECTIONS! I got excited about the vodka added to the grapefruit peels and did that right off the bat, not yet reading the part to do that for just a couple of days, and then add it at the end of the fermentation process, for about another 5 days. That said, so far, it's smelling great, everything else when perfectly, and it start bubbling away only a few hours after putting it into the new fermentation chamber (also known as a small chest freezer that works!) at 70 degrees. Still bubbling away after the first 24 hours, always an exciting time!I'll update this when fermentation ends, I start my next kegging process, and of course, first taste.
June 8, 2016
FINAL review!
Kegged batch yesterday (only my second time) at 45 deg F and 14 PSI per the chart for this style of ale. Less than 24 hours later (this morning in fact) tried a sample and already has an appropriate amount of carbonation, not sudsy at all, and it is delicious! Aromatic, definitely grapefruit tones, warm finish, plenty of hops but not overly bitter. I can only imagine how good it will be with a little more age on it, because it's pretty darn great already! This recipe is absolutely a winner!
June 23, 2016
UPDATE - June 14 2016 - Looking and smelling great!
As promised, keeping up to date on the experience of this one gallon batch. First week's Brix reading was 7.8, from the original of 15.2, about 3.8% ABV so far. Aroma is fragrant with the many hops additions (grapefruit peeling not added yet) and still slight cloudiness. Been fermenting at 70 deg F in a two stage controlled 5 cu ft chest freezer. Taste, even warm, is very promising, with the acidic notes expected, and nice hint of the alcohol; hopefully, will be even better after chilling a bit! More to come!
June 14, 2016
Great Flavor - Good one to experiment with.
I brewed this batch on an induction stove. Followed the directions to the letter. Original gravity was 1.046 and final gravity was 1.014, ABV was a little low at 4.2%. Directions called for adding .4oz of grapefruit peel, soaked in vodka. I chose to add 3.75oz of sweet orange peel, soaked in vodka for the two days as directed. Addition of the orange peels was made to primary fermenter at day 7, which was when krausen had subsided, as directed. Orange peel remained in fermenter for 5 days. Total of 11 days in fermenter. Prior to bottling, it had a bright orange color. The taste was semi-bitter (as expected) with a light hint of grapefruit, which QUICKLY changed to a delicious orange and orange finish. One gallon yielded 8-12oz bottles, with little waist. I also added the included "fizz drop" (1) in each bottle. I am a little concerned about adding the drops instead of dissolving priming sugar and racking into it prior to bottling but that the joys of brewing... Everything is experimental! I will definitely brew this again in a 5 gallon batch with the same change I made.
March 24, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Awesome
Delicious IPA. I didn't get much of the grapefruit flavor, and probably used a little to much vodka, but overall a very solid kit.
December 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Just bottled
All I can say right now is , it was easy to brew and smelled just awesome as I bottled it up two days ago.
Can add more once I can taste it. If it tastes as good as it smelled going into the bottle, I will be very pleased
April 3, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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How muck vodka would you add to the grapefruit peel? Do you drain the vodka off or pour the vodka and hydrated peel into the fermenter jug?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my case, I added just enough to cover the peel, then added the whole thing when required, vodka and all. It's a small enough amount of vodka that it doesn't take away from the citrus flavor/aroma, and kind of makes a perfect medium for getting the flavor mixed in.
What comes in this kit
I N on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In general, one can find the packing list for all recipe kits on the web site. On the page for a particular kit, beneath the picture of the beer in a glass are three tabs. The default tab is "Product Details"; next to it is "Additional Information," click on that and then drop down to "Recipe & Instructions" and move over to the "Click Here!" and do it. Voila! The recipe instructions which has a packing list on the left side on the front. Good luck and have fun!
In some of the reviews there are reports of bottling problems with the grapefruit. Im ready to brew this one gallon recipe and Im wondering if NB sells any small bags to place the grapefruit in when required, or sugestions of materials to use. Bottling is allways a chalange and in a small batch there is none to waste.
Carlos d on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could contain the grapefruit peel in a small muslin bag, and then it could be pulled out and it would not interfere with the bottling process. Look at SKU U0105, they are sold individually or in a bag of 10. You can put a sterilized marble or two in the bag so it sinks in the fermenter. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Hello! I should be receiving this kit tomorrow, and excited to do my second kegging (now that I have a new freezer to use as the fermentation chamber!). What would you say would be a good volume of carbonation for this particular style of beer?
H O on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: An American Ale like this ( American IPA ) would be properly carbonated to between 2.2 and 3.0 volumes of CO2; anywhere in that range would be right for this type of beer. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
I'm ready to star with this. It come with an extra 1/2 lb of malt. I was wondering if I can use it all if I start with 1.5 gal of water instead of the 1.25 in the recipe. I think there is room in the big mouth small fermenter and this will allow me to do a second fermentation when I add the vodka soaked grapefruit. Is this possible? Any other suggestion?
Carlos d on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Carlos,

That sounds like a plan. I believe it will be possible.

Cheers!
Any idea on the ABV of this beer? Just started brewing it today, but I do not have the tools needed to measure this myself.
L O on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Logan,

This beer will be around 6% ABV.

Cheers!

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