Author Topic: Shandy?  (Read 211 times)

Offline TXFlyGuy

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 776
Shandy?
« on: October 02, 2021, 11:22:15 am »
My good friend and brewing partner's wife wants a Grapefruit Shandy.
Research shows that you are better off just brewing a beer you like, and then pouring in your favorite juice just prior to drinking it.
Any thoughts on this? Is there a way to brew a fruit beer? Specifically a grapefruit beer?

No interest to me, but the wives are interested. Happy wife, happy life.
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner:
Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

Offline BrewBama

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4824
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2021, 11:54:22 am »
https://youtu.be/sdEcg59dWCc



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
wisdom is proved right by her deeds

Brewed in the Tennessee Valley. Rocket City — Huntsville AL

Offline pete b

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3885
  • Barre, Ma
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2021, 12:47:47 pm »
I recently read an article about shandy’s that said the best thing to do is rather than add lemonade or in this case grapefruit juice is to add carbonated lemon or grapefruit soda.
Don't let the bastards cheer you up.

Offline TXFlyGuy

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 776
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2021, 01:44:40 pm »
I recently read an article about shandy’s that said the best thing to do is rather than add lemonade or in this case grapefruit juice is to add carbonated lemon or grapefruit soda.

This is an interesting twist. I did read that Shandy's originated in England back in the 1800's. And the best thing is just pour in the fruit juice as you pour the beer. That way you get the ratio you want.

Did the article say to mix this with the beer in the glass?

Not for me, but the ladies want this.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 01:47:17 pm by TXFlyGuy »
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner:
Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 24635
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • Dennybrew
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2021, 02:18:28 pm »
My good friend and brewing partner's wife wants a Grapefruit Shandy.
Research shows that you are better off just brewing a beer you like, and then pouring in your favorite juice just prior to drinking it.
Any thoughts on this? Is there a way to brew a fruit beer? Specifically a grapefruit beer?

No interest to me, but the wives are interested. Happy wife, happy life.

As I was taught by British friends, that's the way shady is supposed to be.  It's a mix of beer and lemonade....which is lemon lime soda, a la 7 Up. And it is mixed in the glass.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline TXFlyGuy

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 776
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2021, 02:24:58 pm »
My good friend and brewing partner's wife wants a Grapefruit Shandy.
Research shows that you are better off just brewing a beer you like, and then pouring in your favorite juice just prior to drinking it.
Any thoughts on this? Is there a way to brew a fruit beer? Specifically a grapefruit beer?

No interest to me, but the wives are interested. Happy wife, happy life.

As I was taught by British friends, that's the way shady is supposed to be.  It's a mix of beer and lemonade....which is lemon lime soda, a la 7 Up. And it is mixed in the glass.

Thanks, good to know.
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner:
Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

Offline ynotbrusum

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4246
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 11:04:40 am »
This is a popular Grapefruit Radner:

https://www.stiegl.at/en/beers/classic-beers/stiegl-radler-grapefruit

Have her try it and you can easily brew the base beer and add the grapefruit soda.
Hodge Garage Brewing: "Brew with a glad heart!"

Offline TXFlyGuy

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 776
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 12:59:49 pm »
This is a popular Grapefruit Radner:

https://www.stiegl.at/en/beers/classic-beers/stiegl-radler-grapefruit

Have her try it and you can easily brew the base beer and add the grapefruit soda.

Thanks! We bought some Shiner Ruby-Redbird, made with Texas Grapefruit. Not bad, surprisingly!
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner:
Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

Offline Oiscout

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 520
Re: Shandy?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 11:40:00 pm »
“Wife”


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk