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Old 07-31-2009, 02:08 AM   #11
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I made without a receipe, but watch out and dont put to much lime in. This stuff I made is way to Limey

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Old 08-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #12
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Racked to the secondary yesterday. It sat in the primary for 20 days, which is longer than a planned; however, life sometimes gets in the way of brewing. I'm certain it was the yeast giving the off-smell, when I got to the bottom of the bucket I smelled that funky smell all over again...ugh! SG was about 0.994, and it tasted alright, still has a very acidic and overly strong citrus/lime smell, but I am certain with time it will get better. Possible downside: my bucket smells like lime. I cleaned it pretty good and let it air-out overnight. I'll see what it's like in the next couple of days.

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Racked again and added some Triple Sec. I would say the flavor is similar to a margarita; but more limey and sour, which I really like. The alcohol smell is really strong, but you can't taste it. I give this a thumbs up, and it will be great chilled down. I'll bottle next week and crack the first bottle in May.

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Just a helpful hint on cleaning-- if you buy a box of baking soda and use half in the bucket with nice hot tap water and let it sit for a couple of days and then rinse well, it should take care of the lime smell. I use baking soda in my big 5 gallon water coolers (those big insulated ones) after I make lemonade or ice tea and it really takes the smell/taste out....
Also if you store your buckets for a long time, a baggie of baking soda, that is left open at the top will keep them from smelling musty or yucky during storage. Just drop the baggie in and put another bucket on top and drop a baggie and bucket till you get to the top and then one last baggie and lid and your set for storage.
I use food grade buckets for many things around the house, and this is one of the best ways that I have found to keep them fresh.

The lime wine with the triple sec sounds great! Margarita's are one of my favorite summer drinks! Maybe try one with lime and raspberries?
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