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Old 03-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Thought I would give this a try.

6 Gallons water heated until rolling boil, remove from burner, drop in a box of lipton tea bags (100 count) cover and let seep for 2 hours. Remove tea bags. stir in 10lbs sugar.

yeast nutrient 1 tsp per gallon.

Red star champ yeast (1 packet)

OG 1.092

I'm going to back sweeten it with 2 cups sugar and 2 cans lemonade concentrate.

It's bubbling away now.

Start date: 2-28-09

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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Funny you posted this today, I started a batch yesterday! I used a very similar recipe, a few slight differences, mine is coming along nicely today. Good luck! I heard this is a simple one to clear.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Just started a batch a couple week ago. I used less sugar the gravity was only a 1.045. I wanted a lighter drink for the spring and summer months will back sweeten with lemonade concentrate.

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:00 AM   #4
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Let us know how they come out!

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Will do, a friend of mine is doing a batch with "Arizona Tea Bags Mandarin Orange with gensing, honey and jasmine" when he first told me about the tea bags I thought it would be a tough ferment but his started bubbling before mine and we did it on the same day. He's not going to back sweeten with lemonade concentrate though. Can't wait to try it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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It's too bad we don't all live near each other, sounds like we could have a hell of a tea tasting party!

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I really want to try something like this. I love Twisted Tea and would like to make something similiar without having to stabilize, since I bottle-carb. Does anyone have an idea of how much slenda I should use to get a sweatness level similar to twisted Tea?

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So I just racked off my tea to kill the fermentation before I back sweeten it. I followed firstentens recipe....WoW is this nasty with out being sweetnd. Imight need to add more sweetstuff than 2 cup of sugar and 2 lemonade concentrates. Its pretty harsh now, its only 2 months old but damn, I could put it in the car and drive to work on it right now unsweetened. Anybody completed this recipie yet with good results? I was thinking of adding some sweetened tea to it too as it seems to have lost the tea taste too
No matter what it will get drank be me or friends

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So I just racked off my tea to kill the fermentation before I back sweeten it. I followed firstentens recipe....WoW is this nasty with out being sweetnd. Imight need to add more sweetstuff than 2 cup of sugar and 2 lemonade concentrates. Its pretty harsh now, its only 2 months old but damn, I could put it in the car and drive to work on it right now unsweetened. Anybody completed this recipie yet with good results? I was thinking of adding some sweetened tea to it too as it seems to have lost the tea taste too
No matter what it will get drank be me or friends
I racked it this weekend, and poured off a gallon, and tried it with lemonade concentrate and without.

I had no problem drinking it either way.

But my wife wouldn't touch it without the concentrate.
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I racked it this weekend, and poured off a gallon, and tried it with lemonade concentrate and without.

I had no problem drinking it either way.

But my wife wouldn't touch it without the concentrate.

I didnt mean I wont drink cause I will. But did yours retain any tea flavor cause mine seems to have none. Did you also add sugar or just lemonade concentrate?
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