Grapefruit Hops Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Grapefruit Hops Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Juicy, sweet grapefruit pairs beautifully with aromatic Citra hops, the darling of the craft beer world. With just a hint of bitterness to make it addicting, this grapefruit hops soda recipe is a great way to start off the new year.

MAKES: about 4 cups


4 cups first ferment

1/2 cup grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed or not from concentrate.

1 Citra hop pellet (you can find at your local homebrew store or online.)


Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.

Add the grapefruit juice and hop pellet to a clean and sanitized swivel top bottle.

Strain the grains, and pour the first ferment into the swivel top bottle.

Seal the bottle, and gently tip upside down 2 or 3 times to ensure ingredients are well mixed.

Leave the bottle in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment. Burp every 8 hours to avoid an overflow.

Once desired carbonation is reached, refrigerate until well chilled.


Hop pellets are incredibly potent and pack and lot of punch. Using too much will result in unpalatable bitterness.

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