Dec 202025Fri

Started Pink Grapefruit IPA

SG 1.054 instructions started

First go with a Mangrove Jack’s (MJ) kit (instructions) and I’m pleasantly surprised how much easier those pouches are than the cans used by other manufacturers; just squeeze the contents into a FV, add 1.2 kg of light malt enhancer (from the same manufacturer) and then 3 litres of boiling water. Mix, then top up to 23 litre mark with cold water. Chilling 3 x 5 litre bottles of Tesco’s Ashbeck English to near-zero temperatures in the outdoor freezer was very effective, dropping the overall temperature of the filled FV down to 16 ℃ on this attempt. OG sampled at 1.054 and straight in with the included 10 grams of M44 US West Coast yeast. Job done, no drama.

From the vendor: Inspired by Brew Dog’s Elvis Juice Citrus IPA, this contains great citrus hop notes combined with grapefruit aroma to give an abundance of fruit on the nose. Sharp and tangy, the grapefruit complements and enhances the citrus character of the hops, making it refreshing, clean and crisp on the palate.

  • ABV Approx: 5.7%
  • Bitterness: 3/5
  • IBU: 35-45
  • Colour: Vibrant Gold
  • Makes: 23L
  • Yeast: M44 US West Coast
  • Dry Hops: Simcoe & Cascade
  • Brewing Sugar Required: Mangrove Jacks 1.2kg Pure Malt Enhancer