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