Grapefruit Grenade IPA Beer Kit
Brand : Label Peelers
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Your Label Peelers Grapefruit Grenade IPA Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.
Get ready to ignite your taste buds with our Grapefruit Grenade IPA beer kit! This isn't just a beer brewing kit, it's an adventure in a box, a journey into the heart of craft beer making.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, begins with 6 lbs. of Light Dry Malt Extract. This is the backbone of your brew, providing a light, crisp base that lets the other flavors shine. It's the canvas upon which you'll paint your masterpiece.
Next, you'll add 4 oz. of Caramel 10L Malt. This is where the magic starts to happen. This malt adds a touch of sweetness and a hint of caramel color to your brew, creating a beautiful balance to the citrusy punch that's coming.
Then, you'll introduce 4 oz. of Carapils Malt. This unsung hero of the brewing world adds body and mouthfeel to your beer, giving it that satisfying, full-bodied texture that makes each sip a delight.
Now, it's time for the hops. You'll start with 1 oz. of East Kent Golding Hops, a classic English variety that adds a subtle earthiness to balance the bright citrus notes. Then, you'll add 1 oz. of Citra Hops, known for their bold, fruity flavors, and 1 oz. of Amarillo Hops, which add a burst of orange-citrus aroma. These hops are the spark that lights the fuse of your Grapefruit Grenade IPA.
Finally, the pièce de résistance: 4 oz. of Grapefruit Flavoring. This is the grenade in your Grapefruit Grenade IPA. It explodes on the palate with a burst of tart, tangy, juicy grapefruit flavor that makes this beer a refreshing, thirst-quenching delight.
So, are you ready to brew? Your Grapefruit Grenade IPA beer kit is waiting. It's time to pull the pin and let the flavor explosion begin!
- 6 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 4 oz. Caramel 10L Malt
- 4 oz. Carapils Malt
- 1 oz East Kent Golding Hops
- 1 oz. Citra Hops
- 1 oz. Amarillo Hops
- 4 oz. Grapefruit Flavoring
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 packet dry yeast (Fermentis Safale US-05)
- 60 minutes: 1 oz. East Kent Golding Hops (Bittering)
- 20 minutes: 1 oz. Citra Hops (Flavor)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Amarillo Hops (Aroma)
1. Heat 2-3 gallons of water to 155°F.
2. Place grains in a grain bag and steep in the hot water for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the grain bag and discard.
4. Bring the wort to a boil.
5. Once boiling, add the malt extract and stir until fully dissolved.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule.
7. Boil for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. At 15 minutes add Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet.
9. Cool the wort to 70°F.
10. Transfer the wort to a fermenter and top off with cold water to 5 gallons.
11. Pitch the yeast and seal the fermenter.
12. Ferment at 68-70°F for 10-14 days.
13. Transfer to a bottling bucket and stir in 5 oz. priming sugar and 4 oz. of grapefruit flavoring. Mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
14. Once bottled, allow 2 weeks for carbonation in a cool, dark room. Enjoy!
If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Grapefruit Grenade IPA.
This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.
- Equipment kit includes:
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid
- 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot
- Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
- 5 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Plastic Paddle
- Carboy Brush
- Liquid Crystal Thermometer
- Bottle Brush
- Black Beauty Capper
- Drilled Bung
- Lab Thermometer
- Bottle Filler
- Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
- 20 qt. Brew Pot
- Equipment Instructions
Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Grapefruit Grenade IPA beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch.
When your Grapefruit Grenade IPA is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.
The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier.
The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch.
Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Grapefruit Grenade IPA wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.
Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San.
The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.
Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your Grapefruit Grenade IPA over a few feet of unsanitary hose.
Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.
It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.
Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria.
Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies.
Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys. This high quality tool will come in handy. Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around.
When you bottle your Grapefruit Grenade IPA, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.
DID YOU KNOW
Bière blanche, which literally translates to "white beer," is the French name for wheat beer.