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 followed the instructions and the fermentation was fine. When I used priming sugar and bottled it, it never carbonated.
Followed the directions for brewing including the yeast nutrients. Probably could have used more of the nutrients. Instead of the grapefruit crystals, I used cucumber flavoring for a Soda Stream soda maker. It turned out great. Light and bubbly with cucumber flavor. I kegged it instead of bottling. Next time I may pour in a "handle" of cucumber vodka and have ready made draft cocktails. Right now it is a perfect base for making a cucumber vodka cocktail.
Came out great, but you will need way more yeast nutrients than are included with the kit.
Smashing good seltzer but I should have reduced the grapefruit crystals. Mind you it is a personal preference but an easy and welcome recipe for us new at hard seltzer. Cheers!
I'll do this one again next summer. Overall, the low price and effort required for this brew is worth the payoff. It's been a great summertime option, either as a a refreshing day-drink when it's too hot for a full-bodied beer, and I've used it to make some mezcal-based Negronis when it's time for a cocktail.
I saw some reviews which seemed to indicate that the yeast struggled, but I didn't see any issues there. I followed the yeast energizer regimen included in the kit, and since I had some additional energizer for mead production, I went ahead and put in a couple of extra doses afterward. It bubbled steadily on throughout, and continued without more additives for another week and a half on its own.
I used the full packet of grapefruit crystals, which we haven't found overpowering, and the addition of fresh lime juice in cocktail preparations seems to make everything show up nicely.