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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

INGREDIENTS:

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.)

INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

NEED TO KNOW:

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

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