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Title: Brewing a Grapefruit IPA with dried Grapefruit Zest
Post by: BrewingAroundtheRealm on November 28, 2018, 10:32:18 AM
I picked up a grapefruit IPA recipe over at Home Brew Talk several months back. What made it interesting is that it used dried grapefruit zest. I had never considered using that. I hadn't actually heard of it till I came across the recipe.

My full brew day video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkmm9mp46bw

With the complete recipe on my website: https://brewingaroundtherealm.com/the-juice-is-worth-the-squeeze-imperial-grapefruit-ipa/

The only major issue I had was with the zest clogging the dip tube on the keg several times. I had to remove and clean the out post several times during the time this was being served. Has anyone else brewed with any kind of dried zest and had issues?

The original recipe thread from Home Brew Talk is here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/the-juice-is-worth-the-squeeze-imperial-ipa.654977/ for anyone that is interested.
Title: Re: Brewing a Grapefruit IPA with dried Grapefruit Zest
Post by: Oginme on November 28, 2018, 11:38:12 AM
One of the things you can try is to get some large tea balls for zest, hops, etc when you want to add them to the keg.  The tea ball contains the material so the dip tube doesn't become clogged.
Title: Re: Brewing a Grapefruit IPA with dried Grapefruit Zest
Post by: dtapke on November 28, 2018, 02:55:41 PM
They make screens you can put over your dip tube https://www.homebrewing.org/Corny-Keg-Dip-Tube-Screen_p_2091.html
, also, I've found the ss tea balls to be a bit small for me so I found out about these  http://a.co/d/aj7SCDp They work great inside Corny lids that have the built in ring.
Title: Re: Brewing a Grapefruit IPA with dried Grapefruit Zest
Post by: Oginme on November 28, 2018, 06:02:19 PM
I've seen the tubes, they look pretty good and easy to use.  The 'tea' balls I have are about 3 inches in diameter and hold quite a bit. 
Title: Re: Brewing a Grapefruit IPA with dried Grapefruit Zest
Post by: dtapke on November 29, 2018, 09:03:45 AM
I've seen the tubes, they look pretty good and easy to use.  The 'tea' balls I have are about 3 inches in diameter and hold quite a bit. 

notably larger than the ones i had previously purchased which were only 1" in diameter.