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Old 03-13-2005, 07:10 PM   #11
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When life gives you 4 to 5 medium sized lemons without the zest on them, make lemonade

Lemonade
- 1 cup of lemon juice (4 to 5 medium lemons)
- 4 cups of water
- 2/3 cup of sugar

Mix in pitcher with ice, serve.

Whatever you do, don't take those zested lemons and throw them in your fridge, they will make everything in there taste lemony. I learned that the hard way...

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Old 04-03-2005, 06:07 PM   #12
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I bottled this beer yesterday, and stole a little taste during the process. It is strong! It's got a bit of a Belgian taste to it, I am guessing from the paradise seeds. Since I'm lazy I didn't take SG or FG readings so I don't know how much alcohol is in there, but if I had to guess by taste, I would say around 6% ABV. I guess that lemon zest added a little extra sugar in there to kick it up a notch. I'm anxious to see how the final product will be, I'll report back when it's all done...

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Old 04-21-2005, 06:41 PM   #13
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I have tried two bottles of this after 2 weeks of conditioning. It is not bad but it certainly doesn't taste like Sam Adams Summer Ale. It is extra fizzy, which makes me wonder if I actually did use too much lemon zest and extracted extra sugars or something.

From my experience though, homebrew always gets better as it sits in the bottle, so I'm going to wait and try another in a week or two. I'll let you all know....

PS - Now that it has conditioned in the bottle, it does not taste nearly as strong as it did in my last post...

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Old 04-21-2005, 07:37 PM   #14
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Thanks alot, I'm anxious to see in a few weeks. First impressions are usually off a little.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:44 PM   #15
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Hi all:

Being a relative new comer to brewing. What the devil are paradise seeds, some type of Hops?? None of the brewing supply outlets I've used to date have them.

I'd love to try this recipe.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:45 PM   #16
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no they are actually seeds...
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=474

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:16 PM   #17
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Ryser2K:

Thanks for the link, I bookmarked for future reference. I plan to try your receipe.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:08 PM   #18
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I have a lemon-rosemary blonde ale that I use the zest of one large lemon to go in a three gallon batch.
Using a lot of lemons would be too puckery and tart for me.

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