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Grapefruit Honey Ale - One Gallon Batch

Brooklyn Brew Shop - This was a recipe from their book titled Beer Making Book

  • Pale ale
  • brewed on Sun, May 4
  • bottled on Sun, May 18. produced 8 bottles.

More notes

  • during bottling, we drank some of the beer, and i disliked the taste because of the grapefruit, but DD likes grapefruit, so all is well. maybe we'll try this recipe again with a different fruit, such as the Mackinaw Peach.
  • according to the book, it's suppose to have a 5.5% ABV.
  • we drank a bottle on Jun 4, and it tasted fine. the strong grapefruity taste must have subsided during bottling. the fruity taste exists, but it's mild, and acceptable to me. i like the wit beer better though.
  • as of Jun 15, 2014, this is an enjoyable beer. crisp and refreshing. nice for summer. it's supposedly the number one seller for the Brooklyn Brew Shop, and I can understand that. I would probably enjoy it more if it was made with an orange instead of a grapefruit.
  • as the beer warms in the glass, I notice the grapefruit flavor less.


  • peel from one scrubbed and dried grapefruit, warmed in a 250-degree oven for about 20 minutes.
  • English Pale malt
  • Victory malt
  • Caramel 10 malt
  • Caramel 20 malt
  • torrified wheat
  • Columbus hops
  • Amarillo hops
  • Belgian Candi Sugar
  • honey added to the boil
  • English ale yeast, Safale S-04
  • honey for bottling

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