This is our first brew from Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book. The book contains recipes for small 1‑gallon batches, but does include changes for making a normal 5‑gallon batch.
This Grapefruit Honey Ale sounded terrific to have ready to drink in Spring and Summer.
- Starting Gravity (actual)
- Starting Gravity (expected)
- Final Gravity (actual)
- Final Gravity (expected)
Being familiar with other brewing recipes, it was odd that this one didn’t include starting or final gravity numbers. Maybe the target audience for 1-gallon batches doesn’t really care? It’s just nice to have them as a rough guide.
When tasting the wort there was a noticable bitter grapefruit aftertaste (in a good way).
- Brewed on
- April 18, 2012
- Transferred on
- Bottled on
- May 12, 2012
- Tasted on
- May 19, 2012
- This was a confusing book because the recipes are for 1-gallon batches with only a small sidebar for a normal 5-gallon batch.
- We had to make many substitutions for available malts and to use up some hops that we already had on hand.
- We used 5 “small” grapefruits (instead of the ridiculously large grapefruits). The recipe only calls for roasting their peels.