"And oh, those Suuuuuuummmeerrrrr..... NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTS!"
Come on admit it; you sang it in your head and now you're gonna go watch the movie.
While you're watching the classic Summer musical, there's nothing better to enjoy it with than a smooth, malty, citrus-centered grapefruit pale ale. Just thinking about it makes you want to go relax at the drive-in on a warm Summer eve. This starts out as a classic American pale ale, but it is brewed and dryhopped with Citra and Mosaic hops to give it authentic grapefruit flavor. Using the technique of hopbursting- all of the hops are added late in the boil- the tropical and citrus notes that abound really shine through, along with some tart and juicy grapefruit flavors. This beer will have a strong grapefruit note to it as-is, but if you are a huge grapefruit fan, adding some dried peel (peel only, NO white pith!) along with the dry hops can give it an even bigger grapefruit punch.
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Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 5.5-5.8%
- Bitterness: 40 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 8.8 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Ale
- Light Munich
- Caramel 60L
- White Wheat
- Mosaic Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
Recently started to buy the true to style kits from Home Brew, I really like them. Good value!
I have made this many times and is always everyones favorite.
An easy drinking citra mosaic pale ale. Nice flavor and a refreshing summer beer.
I love this recipe. Great hop aroma and flavor while not overly bitter. My friends have enjoyed it also, even those who don't like hoppy beers.
This was a huge hit. Some said it's the best beer they ever had!