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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 06:17:44 AM »
Whoa! So is there any safe amounts of grapefruit one can consume involving these interactions?

I guess no Sculpin grapefruit IPA for you?

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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 07:13:11 AM »
Having read this, all I can think is, "Oh my god, the killed Denny!  Those bastards!"
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 09:32:18 AM »
Whoa! So is there any safe amounts of grapefruit one can consume involving these interactions?

I guess no Sculpin grapefruit IPA for you?

Not before a big night of viagra...
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2015, 10:12:36 AM »
Whoa! So is there any safe amounts of grapefruit one can consume involving these interactions?

I guess no Sculpin grapefruit IPA for you?

My doctor said "no grapefruit" and I'm not inclined to test the limits.
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2015, 01:31:14 PM »
Dateline: 90 year old man found dead in hourly rate motel with empty bottle of Viagra and an empty six pack of Otra Vez. Man's friend was quoted saying "Not a bad way to Gose!"

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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 03:05:22 PM »
Dateline: 90 year old man found dead in hourly rate motel with empty bottle of Viagra and an empty six pack of Otra Vez. Man's friend was quoted saying "Not a bad way to Gose!"
How long have you been waiting to be set up for that Jim?
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 04:15:34 PM »
Dateline: 90 year old man found dead in hourly rate motel with empty bottle of Viagra and an empty six pack of Otra Vez. Man's friend was quoted saying "Not a bad way to Gose!"
How long have you been waiting to be set up for that Jim?
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 10:22:55 AM »
Read this first...

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/dennyanddrew/dangers-brewing-grapefruit-how-your-beer-could-kill-you

I didn't see a mention of using the zest, is that also bad?
Personally, if I want grapefruit taste in my beer I'll get it using hops.
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 12:48:27 PM »
Read this first...

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/dennyanddrew/dangers-brewing-grapefruit-how-your-beer-could-kill-you

I didn't see a mention of using the zest, is that also bad?
Personally, if I want grapefruit taste in my beer I'll get it using hops.

I guess I don't know why it wouldn't be. All I know is that I was told that consuming grapefruit could be bad for me and I don't care to experiment with what part or how much.
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Re: Thinking of brewing with grapefruit?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 08:52:49 AM »
I am, but it's because my wife wants me to.  Unlikely to be for public consumption.  lol