Which hops do i need for a grapefuity flavour

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  1. Feb 13, 2018 #1

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    Had a cracking beer in Weatherspoon's yesterday from Peerless Brewing I think, light pale zesty which I want to do in my beers leading up to summer.

    What hops create this flavour, I used to have a link to a hop wheel online showing which hops produced certain flavours/aromas but I cant find it now, all help will be greatly appreciated.

    Oh my brew method is BIAB with all grain mostly IPA, not sure if that helps or not....
     
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    Cascade - it's right up there on Sadfield's list! I handed a recently - bottled pint glass of APA to my usually beer-disliking missus to sample and she almost immediately exclaimed "grapefruit... ooh I could get used to that"!
     
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    Riwaka there is no better
     
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    Definitely Cascade. It's a cliche these days but I still love the stuff.
     
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    Great hop. I have some Blanc to try, which is reported to up there, also.
     
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    You can lob a couple of grapefruit in there as well if that's what you're after. Bag up the sterilised zest and the flesh and stick it in your fermenter for a few days. You'll find several threads all with the words Elvis Juice in the title describing the process and the hops that go with it. Lush it is.
     
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    Would blanc be hallertau blanc?
     
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    Yes sir. Not sure when they dropped the Hallertau.
     
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    Thank you! It's in brew dog slot machine.
     
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    I did an experiment over the summer with goldings hops and grapefruit juice.
    I replaced some of the water used on the hops with grapefruit juice, once the burrs stated to appear. I haven't brewed with them yet but got a strong grapefruit aroma when I dried them.
     
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    brilliant, thanks for all the replies
     
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    follow up question, how much dry hops do you use and for how long, I brew 25 litres at a time and have a 5 gallon carboy as my secondary, I tend to use the pellets and measure in grams - Ta !
     
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    Depends on style and ABV for me. Anything American or modern hop forward British I use this chart from an article on www.port66.co.uk. Usually 2 days at around 20c then drop the temp to 5-8c for a couple of days to drop them to the bottom of the fv, and I only use pellets.



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    I'll often dry hop with 50g but that is to back up a 100g at flameout, cooled to 80C, with a high alpha hop. Haven't used Cascade in yonks but I now feel tempted to do my brew after next with it. A bit of a hint towards Hallertauer blanc above. I wouldn't include grapefruit in my description of it and have used it dozens of times. It does have a bit of citrus but seems to need to be paired with a high alpha hop at flameout and for me is best as a dry hop. In the boil it seems to lose it's way.
     
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    Amarillo for me. I’m supping a delightful batch of Amarillo pale ale at the minute. Dry hopped with Citra for extra umph.


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    If i wanted grapefruit I would go for Cascade and Chinook. Classic American hop combo.
     
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    Go careful with Cascade!! It is my 'American' hop of choice, and have bought some from different suppliers, because I like the citrus taste it brings. However I recently bought a packet of CML Cascade 5.1% and it was much more 'floral' than citrus to my surprise, still a nice hop to use but very different. CML sell another Cascade 8.1% which is they say is more citrus and I now have a pack of that, but have yet to use it.
     
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    I wonder is they are not differentiating between country of origin, now that it is being grown commercially in the US, UK, Australia and Europe?

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