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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by floydmeddler » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:51 pm

Right...
Added the zest to the fermenter. Reckon it must have been 65c. I'll add yeast in the morning then dry hop/add more zest during the week. It's smelling INCREDIBLE.

My efficiency came in at a whopping 84%. Have never had this with BIAB before. New predicted ABV: 6.59%.

Ah well :-)

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by orlando » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:47 am

floydmeddler wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:05 pm
Thinking about this too... Worried that boiling could drive off the precious aromas.

I'm doing no chill BIAB with this brew so I could leave it in there at 70c to cool down in the brewery. That's plenty of time to release the magic. F*ck it. That's what i'll do. :-)
When I did mine I steamed the whole fruit for a minute or two before zesting to kill any surface bugs, should suit the steep perfectly.
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by Jambo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:38 am

Good idea Orlando.

Sounding good floyd, do let us know how it tastes!

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by Jim » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:58 am

Cross ref to the other EJ thread > viewtopic.php?f=35&t=77710
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by floydmeddler » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Ended up adding another 3 grapefruits' zest to secondary. So - 6 grapefruits' zest and 2 oranges' zest altogether.

Kegged it tonight. My god does it taste like grapefruit. Pretty hardcore. I knew it would be. Hopefully it'll mellow out some over the next few weeks in the keezer.

Tastes nothing like Elvis Juice yet and I doubt I'll get the same grapefruit flavour profile as them; I just don't believe that they use zest/peel only.

Will update more when this beer is ready for the glass.

Finished at 1.011 too. Has come in at 6.9% BOOM!

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by orlando » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 am

I found mine really became good after 3 months in the keg. In fact I tasted it alongside some bottled EJ and preferred mine. :D
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by WalesAles » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:31 am

orlando wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 am
I tasted it alongside some bottled EJ and preferred mine. :D
orlando,
You are not biased at all, are you? =D>

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by orlando » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 am

WalesAles wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:31 am
orlando wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 am
I tasted it alongside some bottled EJ and preferred mine. :D
orlando,
You are not biased at all, are you? =D>

In fact yes. I am biased towards the truth. :D
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by floydmeddler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:11 pm

orlando wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 am
I found mine really became good after 3 months in the keg. In fact I tasted it alongside some bottled EJ and preferred mine. :D
Promising news!!

Can you remember the quantities of grapefruit zest?
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by orlando » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:14 am

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by Jambo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:33 pm

floydmeddler wrote:Ended up adding another 3 grapefruits' zest to secondary. So - 6 grapefruits' zest and 2 oranges' zest altogether.
...
Tastes nothing like Elvis Juice yet and I doubt I'll get the same grapefruit flavour profile as them; I just don't believe that they use zest/peel only.
:) This was in a 14.5L batch still right?

How big was your batch Orlando?

I'll try to get along to the brewery again soon and get some more info if possible, got the ingredients still sitting here for a batch!


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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:45 pm

Yep - 14.5L batch. :-0

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by Jambo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:41 pm

I think I mentioned in the other Elvis Juice thread that I previously asked at the brewery about the grapefruit content and the barman (not a brewer) told me that they made some kind of extract on their pilot kit first. The mind boggles as to what that could be - some kind of grapefruit wine?

As I say I'll be there again soon and will try to ask a brewer!

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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by orlando » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:56 am

Jambo wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:33 pm
How big was your batch Orlando?
As the BD recipe.
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Re: Elvis Juice!

Post by Jambo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:25 pm

Hi Floyd - any updates on how yours is tasting?

I can't get my car out of my drive today due to ice so getting this brew on finally! And sadly I haven't made it to the brewery again to ask for details...

Re-reading the recipe, it says to add the grapefruit peel to the FV, so I'll add it in a couple of days along with the dry hops.

I thought the PDF stated a standard boil time but buggered if I can find it now!

Hop timings are confusing - there are "flavour" hops marked as "middle" - I would have thought 45 mins would be a bit too long, but then again there is next to no bittering addition so is this some kind of middle ground?

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