Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer Recipe Kit

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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

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Alternative Fermentation
  • Fermentation Range: 60-80F
  • Original Gravity: 1.035
  • SRM: 0
  • IBUs: 0
  • ABV: 5.5%

Tasting Notes

  • 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

Brad’s Notes:

"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." 

Additional information

SKU

B11680G

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.035

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Hard Seltzer
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions
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Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
59%
(26)
14%
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27%
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B
Beau M.
Changed the recipe

I used Lutra yeast and Propper Seltzer nutrient after reading about other's stuck fermentations. Managed to hit my OG and FG perfectly.

The flavor was pretty weak (I only got one packet, not the three advertised) but managed to save it with some blood orange extract I had sitting around.

Lastly, I thought I had an infection near the end because it smelled very sulfur-y, but it cleared up after about another week in the fermenter. The next batch had the same problem, and I resolved it by CO2 flushing. If you encounter this smell, it's not a serious problem, probably just stressed yeast.

J
Justin
Okay - didn't ferment well

Weak fermentation, the alcohol level was low. Since I was kegging, I dumped in a few cups of vodka to get it to an acceptable level.

The taste is fine - it takes just like White Claw grapefruit. I used the whole grapefruit package, and it was maybe a touch strong, but not too bad. Overall, flavor is good, but the alcohol content wasn't great.

r
rodney b.

I haven't brewed it yet but I know it will be great

d
david c.
Great kit

The clone tastes just like the White Claw seltzer

N
Norman-O
Good luck

I’ve brewed about 12 beer kits from Northern. All went great. I’ve tried this seltzer kit twice now. Both got dumped for lack of fermenting. IMO this hard seltzer kit is lacking. Shouldn’t have to buy more yeast and/or nutrient to get it to finish. Oh well. Back to beer!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
59%
(26)
14%
(6)
27%
(12)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
Beau M.
Changed the recipe

I used Lutra yeast and Propper Seltzer nutrient after reading about other's stuck fermentations. Managed to hit my OG and FG perfectly.

The flavor was pretty weak (I only got one packet, not the three advertised) but managed to save it with some blood orange extract I had sitting around.

Lastly, I thought I had an infection near the end because it smelled very sulfur-y, but it cleared up after about another week in the fermenter. The next batch had the same problem, and I resolved it by CO2 flushing. If you encounter this smell, it's not a serious problem, probably just stressed yeast.

J
Justin
Okay - didn't ferment well

Weak fermentation, the alcohol level was low. Since I was kegging, I dumped in a few cups of vodka to get it to an acceptable level.

The taste is fine - it takes just like White Claw grapefruit. I used the whole grapefruit package, and it was maybe a touch strong, but not too bad. Overall, flavor is good, but the alcohol content wasn't great.

r
rodney b.

I haven't brewed it yet but I know it will be great

d
david c.
Great kit

The clone tastes just like the White Claw seltzer

N
Norman-O
Good luck

I’ve brewed about 12 beer kits from Northern. All went great. I’ve tried this seltzer kit twice now. Both got dumped for lack of fermenting. IMO this hard seltzer kit is lacking. Shouldn’t have to buy more yeast and/or nutrient to get it to finish. Oh well. Back to beer!