Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer Recipe Kit - White Claw Clone Recipe
Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer is a bewitchingly balanced blend of intriguing ingredients, rebellious ruby red grapefruit, and enchanting effervescence. A crisp and bubbly libation with brilliant citrus flavors and a slightly tart taste, this hard seltzer is perfectly suited for year-round enjoyment. Take it anywhere and proudly share with old friends, and maybe even use it to make a few new ones.
Devoid of all bitterness and sweetness this dry and refreshing hard seltzer is an alternative that’s a pleasure to savor and share.
When you keep it simple, clean, and all-natural it’s easy to create a superior beverage.
Note: Yeast is included in the kit
- Style: Alternative Fermentation
- Fermentation Range: 60-80F
- Original Gravity: 1.035
- SRM: 0
- IBUs: 0
- ABV: 5.5%
- Aroma: Bright grapefruit citrus nose
- Appearance: Crystal clear with no color
- Flavor: Bold grapefruit citrus with a slight carbonic bite
- Mouthfeel: Very light body with a tongue-tingling effervescence
"Hard seltzer waters are all the rage these days, so why not ride the wave? This kit is a very simple and straightforward fermentation consisting only of dextrose (corn sugar). The resulting product is boozy water, coming in right at about 5.5% ABV and is then flavored with all-natural crystallized grapefruit powder.
To ensure the best results with this kit, be sure to follow the directions and add the yeast nutrient packets according to the schedule described. Adding yeast nutrients in staggered additions ensures that the yeast remain happy and healthy and will avoid any off-flavors that stressed out yeast can generate.
The fermentation will be complete within 2 weeks or so, but be sure to leave this batch sit for a few additional weeks to allow the yeast to drop out of solution and leave behind a clear beverage.
We have also included three separate packets of the flavoring, so you can decide how intense to make the flavor - add a little at a time and taste until you are happy with the flavor level."
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Hard Seltzer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I was patient and let this one sit for about six weeks. After reading a lot of the reviews, I opted to put in only about 2/3 of the flavoring. I used RO water and added just 1t of CaCl. I also kegged and force carbonated. Turned out crisp and refreshing at about 3.7% ABV.
This was my first time making a seltzer. I think the hardest problem is keeping the fermentation happening. It’s still a challenge with the yeast nutrients. My ferment was temp controlled and I followed the nutrient profile as instructed but still didn’t achieve a ABV of what was advertised. I’m about a whole percent low. I’m going to look into additional yeast nutrient or a different yeast I think for the next try.
Makes good tasting beer. Good value
Turned out great! The OG clocked in a below what the kit said, but overall good flavor.
It’s got the highest reviews and I like grapefruit and wanted to try something different other then always brewing beer. Followed all the directions precisely. Went from 4 weeks in fermentation. Used the priming sugar and bottled. It’s now 4 weeks in bottles and still no carbonation. Flavor is good. Little cloudy. Could be the water type used. Will try again another time.