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Old 06-22-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Will frozen limeade harm my yeast?

So lets say i want to put frozen limeade in my primary fermentation carboy and then pitch my yeast. Will the yeast be harmed in any way or can i go for it?

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Old 06-22-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
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It depends on what preservatives are in it, and in what amount. But why do you want to do that?

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It depends on what preservatives are in it, and in what amount. But why do you want to do that?
my friends favorite beer is BL Lime (dont ask me why ) and i told him i would try to make a light lime beer. So i developed a little recipe. Ok...can u give me a little example of what types of preservatives will kill yeast. Im new to this
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Even olllllo likes a little fruit:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=69198

No reason to get the man down.

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Even olllllo likes a little fruit:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=69198

No reason to get the man down.
the only time i have ever really used lime was one time with corona like everybody else does. i actually like the little extra sweet flavor it gave to it. i hope i enjoy this beer but i am a traditional beer guy so u know. I think i am gunna wip up a 2.5 gallon batch and see if the yeast survives. i have the recipe all written up so i will let u guys know how it goes in about a month
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I wouldn't bother with lime concentrate. Just take a little vodka and the zest of a lime and let them sit together for a couple weeks, you'll get a nice lime extract. Then add that to taste when you're bottling.

Also, keep in mind that lime flavor without carbonation will seem somewhat stale and uninteresting to you. Resist the urge to keep adding lime flavor to compensate for this. It will perk up massively when carbonated. I'd say to add only until it's a little bit weaker than you want it in the finished beer, the carbonation will really improve it.

If you really want to nail it, I think the lime flavor can be drastically improved by making both a lime extract (vodka + lime zest) and a lime bitter (vodka + lime peel, including both zest and pith). Together they give a much more balanced and authentic lime flavor.

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I have no problem with putting lime in beer, I was just wondering why he wanted to use the frozen concentrate. I think the vodka and zest of lime would work much better.

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I'm guessing the frozen limeade junk is full of corn syrup and preservatives. Go with the lime zest in vodka.

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I strongly recommend doing both the extract and the bitter with the lime. I just did it with my Cherry-Lime Wheat and having both lime flavorings allowed me to get a much more balanced lime profile into the beer. The bitters are easier to make anyway, you just peel the lime and throw the whole peel in some vodka.

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I wouldn't bother with lime concentrate. Just take a little vodka and the zest of a lime and let them sit together for a couple weeks, you'll get a nice lime extract. Then add that to taste when you're bottling.

Also, keep in mind that lime flavor without carbonation will seem somewhat stale and uninteresting to you. Resist the urge to keep adding lime flavor to compensate for this. It will perk up massively when carbonated. I'd say to add only until it's a little bit weaker than you want it in the finished beer, the carbonation will really improve it.

If you really want to nail it, I think the lime flavor can be drastically improved by making both a lime extract (vodka + lime zest) and a lime bitter (vodka + lime peel, including both zest and pith). Together they give a much more balanced and authentic lime flavor.
ok thanks im gunna try this. do u have a rough estimate about how much lime and vodka to use?? And what do u guys thinks about letting some limes soak in the beer during secondary fermentation??
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