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Jon112 04-25-2013 11:33 PM

Hard Lemonade wont ferment
I am trying to make a hard lemonade from concentrated juice. I made the juice as normal, I added 1kg of malt, and sugar and yeast. It has been about 3 days and has not started to ferment at all. I have shook the carboy to give it some oxygen but no affect.

I thought it might be too cold in the basement so I brought the carboy upstairs, and I read if you add raisins it could help as well, so I added a handful.

Im not sure if this batch is a write off or not, I figure I will wait until the weekend and if no change get more yeast and some yeast nutrient (just found out about this)

any ideas or suggestions?

UpstateMike 04-26-2013 12:06 AM


Originally Posted by Jon112 (Post 5142794)
any ideas or suggestions?

Yes. Use EC-1118 yeast, and watch this video.

Yooper 04-26-2013 12:16 AM

Hard lemonade can be a very tough ferment- due to the acidity of the lemonade. I have a "how to" make it go in the recipe I posted here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f79/hard-lemonade-68144/

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