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klcramer 09-14-2010 01:07 AM

Skeeter Pee
Has anyone tried this?
Looks like it has the potential to be good, I'm just looking for someone with experience with it before I give it a shot.

Stratotankard 09-14-2010 02:03 AM

I've got a friend who made a small batch of this. It sneaks up on you. Tastes light and lemony and refreshing- next thing you know you're passed out with the lawnmower run into the side of the house. :drunk: I think my friend back-sweetened his with a little splenda also, have to check on that.


rawlus 09-14-2010 02:41 AM

its very good and easy... reuse a yeast cake from a wine batch as new yeast has a difficult time getting going in lemon juice.
fruit additions are nice. i added 3 lbs of frozen raspberries once to mine.
it is especially good carbonated with co2, on draft or even easier, just bottle in 2 liter soda bottles and use a carbonator cap to carbonate as needed.
backsweetening is necessary, i just dose with benzoate first so it wont referment.

very inexpensive to make. the giant bottles of real lemon can be had at BJs for cheap, and cane sugar. thats all you need.

be sure to cook the sugar/water mixture well enough to convert the sugars.

bilder 09-14-2010 04:18 AM

Could you use honey or corn sugar to bypass having to convert the table sugar?

May have to give this a try this weekend.

klcramer 09-14-2010 04:00 PM

I have a cranberry wine going right now that should be ready for it's first racking soon. I think I will use the yeast from that. How does a cranberry lemon skeeter pee sound?
Could I just leave about half a gallon of the cranberry wine in the primary and add the skeeter pee ingredients right to it?

rawlus 09-14-2010 04:14 PM

that should work nicely. cran/lemon sounds good.
just follow the recipe instructions on the site, don't add all the lemon concentrate at one time, it has benzoate in it which can stunt the yeasties and lemon is difficult to ferment to begin with, so use the process described in the recipe to make smaller timed additions.

klcramer 09-14-2010 05:42 PM

This may be the cheapest 5 gallon batch I have ever made. Going to start it next week. I will keep you posted as it moves along.

OHIOSTEVE 09-14-2010 06:54 PM

I wonder how this will age and keep? I wanna make it but the weather is starting to change so it would probably be stuck away till next summer?

klcramer 09-14-2010 06:57 PM

I figure if it turns out good then I can be ready to start more for the summer. I drink beer all year round with no complaints.

OHIOSTEVE 09-14-2010 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by klcramer (Post 2275754)
I figure if it turns out good then I can be ready to start more for the summer. I drink beer all year round with no complaints.

true, but some things just seem to lend themselves to a hot sweltering day of yard work..... looks like my crabapple lees is gonna have a job to do!

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