Originally Posted by 501irishred
So what would this be akin to commercially? A wine cooler? I attempted a "hard lemonade" with a similar recipe, but with lemonade concentrate. Mine turned out more like a sour moonshine!
The BluePom turns out like a decent table red with fruity bouquet and taste. NICE. Easy, and can typically drink it within six months for sure. Can be left dry or backsweetened to heart's content.
No commercial comparison because I have not seen this combo in liquor stores.
In regard to your hard lemonade sour moonshine....did you ferment to dry, add campden/k-meta plus sorbate, then backsweeten? Not meant to be dry, needs sugar, like 6-8 cups per five gallons, to balance it. A foolproof recipe is at www.skeeterpee.com
... My son and his friends made this as their first attempt three months before his birthday this summer. They followed the directions, asked me not one question...even though I was there each time they worked on it, and I never said one peep..and it was delicious in true SkeeterPee fashion. They transferred it to a five gallon plastic water bottle, attached a press down fill your glass thing, stuck in freezer eight hours before party and it was slushily delicious. Consider trying that.