Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Shocktop Lemon Shandy clone?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
jasolhe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: cedar rapids, Iowa
Posts: 62
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Shocktop Lemon Shandy clone?

Brewed my first homebrew IPA batch this month. I love IPA's. Used 32 oz bottles. My favorite IPA was Schlafly's Dry Hopped IPA. The kit I used was Brewers Best IPA. Pretty close in taste. However I learned something about myself. I love a few IPA's in any given night but more than 2 12 ouncers of these is too much.

Now a beer I can drink a 6 pack of easily is ShockTop Lemon Shandy. However I'd like the Alcohol content to be a bit higher. If I'm going to bottle to 32 ouncers I think IPA's are a bust. Also I'd like 1 32 ouncer to be enough beer for any given night; however at 5 or 6 percent it's just a few 12 ounces short of enough buzz before nightime. Like to have 7 to 8 percent strength.

Anyone have a good clone on this one?

Got a shiat ton of info on this site from the following:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/summ...8/#post4919262
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/i-wa...-shandy-51548/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/citrus-weizen-34404/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/summ...86/index4.html

Being the perfectionist I am, this overload of info has me spinning in circles.

Not sure what route to go. Make plain wheat brew and add juice b4 drinking, buy CO2 and force carb since used cold crash and adding juice so yeast doesn't eat my juice, try a ton of different methods for yeast/fruit shavings/bottling with koolaid or true lemon or real lemons, come up with some new combo of my own. This paragraph written here - lets you know i'm a techy guy but obviously Im talking out of my arse cause i havent' done any of the aforementioned. LOL

Time to revisit some old threads! Btw beeradvocate reviews on the Shocktop Lemon are terrible but I think it's the best beer i've ever had - and I do love lemons. Tried other lemon type beers but not impressed - they usually came with the honey flavor that I don't care much for. I've even added lemon juice, true lemon, and ground up hops to various beers before drinking with varying results so I'm open to experiments.

Help me with my 2nd home brew batch.
Goal: Never buy beer again - just ingredients.

__________________
jasolhe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
jasolhe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: cedar rapids, Iowa
Posts: 62
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

forgot to mention strong lemon flavor not opposed to
i'll drink straight up real lemon juice
in my 20's my favorite drink was non-sweetened instant tea mix mixed with vodka and heavy lemon juice - my friends hated that combo! I called it Viced Tea.

__________________
jasolhe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
brettg20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 685
Liked 82 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Shock Top Lemon Shandy? Sounds like a real winner...

__________________
brettg20 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
EZCyclone
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EZCyclone's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 255
Liked 26 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Stuff is fantastic to me.

__________________

Just hittin rocks with hammers, it's how we do it.
~~~~
Galactic Geonauts Brewing Co.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Galact...577265?fref=ts
Come say hi on Facebook and "like" the effort!

In fermentors: 8 batches of beer and 3 batches of wine
In Bottles: Chocolate Stout, Hoppy Wheat Amber, Tripple IPA, Red Beer, Malty Goodness, Heffe, Cider

EZCyclone is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2013, 05:46 AM   #5
jasolhe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: cedar rapids, Iowa
Posts: 62
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Anyone recipe up their sleeve? For a good lemon shandy clone like shock top yo?

__________________
jasolhe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #6
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 27,990
Liked 1855 Times on 1635 Posts
Likes Given: 1329

Default

Look at my recipe for Sharie's summer shandy. In my recipes under my avatar.And the "yo" think is grossly outdated...

__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leinie's (Leinenkugel Brewing Company) Summer Shandy Lemon Ale Clone toolboxdiver Recipes/Ingredients 22 06-25-2014 05:47 PM
I want to add Lemon for Summer Shandy Waboom!! Recipes/Ingredients 40 05-20-2014 11:33 PM
All-Grain - ShockTop Clone or close shadows69 Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-19-2014 01:52 PM
Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy h4mmy86 General Beer Discussion 32 03-20-2013 09:35 PM
lemon shandy dryan1986 Bottling/Kegging 8 03-03-2012 02:24 PM