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hyperslug 12-21-2011 01:43 PM

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Here's an early ferment pic.


nukinfuts29 12-21-2011 01:51 PM

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I can do one of those. Still has quite a ways to go, too sweet yet but moving along nicely.


EZCyclone 03-08-2013 12:00 AM

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Well I gave in yesterday and made mine.

7 cans of Lemonade
3 cans of Limeade
10# sugar
Filled up to 6 gallon mark

OG was 1.110 which was a bit lower than I was wanting, but we shall see how it turns out.
I used tap water, no campden, no K-Met just plain old tap water

Added 1 tsp of yeast energizer
added 1 tsp of yeast nutrient
Pitched 2 packs of Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast at 88 deg

Also made a batch of Hard Fruit Punch
3 gallon batch
3 cans of HyVee fruit punch concentrate
topped to 3 gallons
Added 1 tsp of yeast energizer
added 1 tsp of yeast nutrient
Pitched Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast at 88 deg

Here we go!


HessenHelles 03-11-2013 04:59 AM

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I racked to secondary on 3/2, and is still bubbling away. But, in the last two days I've noticed a lot of sediment on the bottom. I read in this thread about sugar on the bottom of fermenters. Take a look. Do you think I should stir it up and rack it again?

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EZCyclone 03-25-2013 01:46 AM

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Well, I cracked open a bottle of this last night and let me tell you Rocket fuel! lol This is to be expected as it's so hot, and so young. I don't really care to have a hard punch that must rest for months and months before it is drinkable. I must say I'm a bit embarrassed, I drank this one and that's all she wrote for me. But at around 14% I guess that's not so bad. It was tasty, but very hot. Next time I will cut the sugar down (maybe half) and go ahead and up the fruit punch. With the massive alcohol heat it's a bit weak in flavor. I shall see how that goes, I will do another 3 gallon batch to try it out. Remember that this was a complete off the cuff experiment and for what it is, this is not a bad turn out. Now time to tweak.

You can see how pink it ended up being after all the stuff settled out. It was WAY lighter until I stirred up the bottom and poured that in too. You see the difference here from glass to carboy.


EZCyclone 03-25-2013 01:46 AM

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Well, I cracked open a bottle of this last night and let me tell you Rocket fuel! lol This is to be expected as it's so hot, and so young. I don't really care to have a hard punch that must rest for months and months before it is drinkable. I must say I'm a bit embarrassed, I drank this one and that's all she wrote for me. But at around 14% I guess that's not so bad. It was tasty, but very hot. Next time I will cut the sugar down (maybe half) and go ahead and up the fruit punch. With the massive alcohol heat it's a bit weak in flavor. I shall see how that goes, I will do another 3 gallon batch to try it out. Remember that this was a complete off the cuff experiment and for what it is, this is not a bad turn out. Now time to tweak.

You can see how pink it ended up being after all the stuff settled out. It was WAY lighter until I stirred up the bottom and poured that in too. You see the difference here from glass to carboy.


idrinkstuffnthings 05-12-2013 10:49 PM

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I think time heals all wounds. I think it has potential to be a tasty one.


The1Greenguru 08-03-2013 01:11 AM

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I used the original recipe with the exception of substituting 1 lb of sugar for 1 lb of light DME. (Still a total of 10 lbs). It is still very sweet. Not sure if I should try adding more yeast or just go ahead and bottle. If anyone could share their final gravity reading it would be much appreciated.
Hey I looked for notes on my batches and I lost a iphone and the notes on it, if you taste mine it is not sweet. If the DME is the cause of it tasting sweet maybe when i start my third batch i will go get some DME,first batch I did was 1 and you was dancing naked in the streets. My second batch it is still bubbling pink mine rests in a warm room I have noticed its not bubbling as fast as it has earlier in process I did find I start the pink lemonade in May it is a slow Process you should message the the (brazedowl) he has been the wizard on this for me
"no limits when you do the brew" Dan

Ps I was watching my pink lemonade and it bubbles real slow and I did taste it is sweet right now. My point being I would not even see any activity If I didn't have the air lock filled half way with sanitizer over night the gas makes bubbles in the air lock, you now the kind of bubbles like we blew when we was kneehigh to a pias ant.

I was holding out as long as possible because of earlier in this post some other home Brewers had bottle bombs, I would say dew to bottling to early.

"no limits when you do the brew" Dan

The1Greenguru 08-05-2013 02:03 AM

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hey i went ahead and bottled it was still little sweet butt all the talk i had few of my first batch left and was good and gone. Forcing me to bottle.
May make more in day or two. The og was best i could remember. The bubbles where slowing may have missed get carbonation in my bottles

* * og 1.122* 5/17/2013
1.094 * 6/2/2013 *
1.068 6/20/2013 1.030
8/4/2013 *fg 1.018 bottled * 13.6%
54 little Baby's


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The1Greenguru 08-06-2013 09:04 PM

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Anyone ever try lemon peel in it for a day or so before bottling/kegging? Would it add more lemon depth to it or does it not need it?
Let me know how it turns out. I started new batch other day and it has a while as It ferments, its regular lemonade color I like. Will post picture on desktop when I do it from phone I have to pull them and rotate so I just hold off on picture. Maybe someone else has tried it with lemon peels.

I must say if I wanted it to taste more like lemonade I would back sweeten it with same stuff I made it with and stick to OG specs, I always go to long to catch it before the yeast plays out and I did learn on my first batch I was going to have a little carbonation and I added these new gelcap type of carbonation tabs that results in no sugar visible in bottom of bottles, with these add to the 12 oz bottles and it was a great bit sweeter. With no carbonation I missed the yeast and don't want a bottle bomb. Thanks Dan GG


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