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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2013, 10:11:30 AM »
Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

+1.  I take a med that's not grapefruit friendly, too. That's a good point.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2013, 03:54:41 PM »
Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I do believe grapefruit negates some antibiotics as well...
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 10:11:46 PM »

I wouldn't consider Widmer crafty.

Plus, Widmer defined a style before CBA was formed.

What's CBA?  ;)


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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2013, 10:59:16 PM »

Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I don't mean to be contrary, but that responsibility lies on the person taking the meds, not the brewer making a beer with grapefruit in it.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2013, 12:57:56 AM »

Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I don't mean to be contrary, but that responsibility lies on the person taking the meds, not the brewer making a beer with grapefruit in

Or course but it's always good to be aware
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2013, 08:26:06 AM »
Try drying the grapefruit peel out.  I have a recipe that calls for using 1 peel per gallon.  Dry it in a 250 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until it begins to turn brown.  The peel is put in the boil with 5 minutes left on the boil.  I've never tried it so I can't say if it works or not, but it's worth a try.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2013, 11:04:39 AM »

Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I don't mean to be contrary, but that responsibility lies on the person taking the meds, not the brewer making a beer with grapefruit in it.

Of course.  But the brewer needs to know to make people aware if the beer contains grapefruit.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2013, 11:53:39 AM »
Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I do believe grapefruit negates some antibiotics as well...

OK, figured the pharmacist should weigh in on this.

1) There are no antibiotics that I'm aware of that are affected by grapefruit juice.
2) The compounds that the drug interactions are attributed to are not present in the skin in any great amount. It is mainly in the juice/flesh. For most patients and medications, I'd space the meds and beer apart by 4 hours just to be cautious. In all likelihood, even if it were present in the skins, I doubt there would be enough of the compounds when used in small amounts for flavoring to cause a significant interaction. But we don't know enough to rule it out completely.
3) Grapefruit can make Viagra/Cialis/Levitra more effective. Not pointing the finger at anyone here, but just an FYI.  Don't want anyone to have any embarrassing ER visits. ;)
4) Bergamot oil contains the same compounds as those in grapefruit juice that are alleged to cause this interaction. If you have an Earl Grey tea brew, I'd follow the same precautions.
5) Finally, this is just general information and is not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you have any questions specific to the medications that you are taking, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2013, 12:12:17 PM »
Something to consider if you intend to share your beer with others...quite a few people on various medications can't eat grapefruit.  It can make the meds too effective and lead to serious medical problems.  I'm one of those people.

I do believe grapefruit negates some antibiotics as well...

OK, figured the pharmacist should weigh in on this.

1) There are no antibiotics that I'm aware of that are affected by grapefruit juice.
2) The compounds that the drug interactions are attributed to are not present in the skin in any great amount. It is mainly in the juice/flesh. For most patients and medications, I'd space the meds and beer apart by 4 hours just to be cautious. In all likelihood, even if it were present in the skins, I doubt there would be enough of the compounds when used in small amounts for flavoring to cause a significant interaction. But we don't know enough to rule it out completely.
3) Grapefruit can make Viagra/Cialis/Levitra more effective. Not pointing the finger at anyone here, but just an FYI.  Don't want anyone to have any embarrassing ER visits. ;)
4) Bergamot oil contains the same compounds as those in grapefruit juice that are alleged to cause this interaction. If you have an Earl Grey tea brew, I'd follow the same precautions.
5) Finally, this is just general information and is not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you have any questions specific to the medications that you are taking, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

The advice from my doctor when I began taking Lipitor was to avoid grapefruit completely.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2013, 03:41:28 PM »
Does chocolate covered bacon bowls filled with French vanilla icecream react badly with statins?

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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2013, 03:43:29 PM »
Does chocolate covered bacon bowls filled with French vanilla icecream react badly with statins?

They were MADE for each other!  ;)  Just don't tell my cardiologist!
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2013, 05:44:23 PM »
I'm currently on a no fat, no sugar, no salt, no dairy, no gluten regiment. I'm considering all of those things poisonous.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 12:38:50 PM »
maybe its just my senses, but i think the citra hop is all grapefruit. i recently used it in a belgium wit and at the end of a pale ale. its distinctly grapefruit to me. in fact i just had a bottle of thirsty dog's citra dog IPA...whooee is it grapefruit city.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 12:50:47 PM »
maybe its just my senses, but i think the citra hop is all grapefruit. i recently used it in a belgium wit and at the end of a pale ale. its distinctly grapefruit to me. in fact i just had a bottle of thirsty dog's citra dog IPA...whooee is it grapefruit city.

I wish I got grapefruit from Citra.  Maybe then I'd like it.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 01:04:39 PM »

maybe its just my senses, but i think the citra hop is all grapefruit. i recently used it in a belgium wit and at the end of a pale ale. its distinctly grapefruit to me. in fact i just had a bottle of thirsty dog's citra dog IPA...whooee is it grapefruit city.

I wish I got grapefruit from Citra.  Maybe then I'd like it.

Hmm, I don't know... I imagine the piney attributes of citra differ with the amount used. I used 1-2oz and to me the grapefruit shines. In thirsty Doug's beer, it's bombed with citra, and while the grapefruit pops, the piney comes thru pretty strong.


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