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Old 04-14-2011, 06:45 PM   #31
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Has anyone made this recipe and skeeter pee?

Which one do you prefer or do they taste similar? I have been doing a lot of reading, and with summer approaching I want to start my first hard lemonade and would love some input on which is better tasting.

From what I have gathered, I don't think I could go wrong with either but wanted to ask.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #32
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I've got skeeter pee going now also. I made a batch of this but with some cranberry concentrate thrown in there. They should be good to go come summertime.

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #33
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Just threw a batch of this together can't wait...

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #34
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never made hard lemonade before, did you guys use a Blow off tube or just an air lock?

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #35
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no blow off needed

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:11 AM   #36
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agreed. Just airlock it and let it sit till it's clear(ish) and pop it into bottles.

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:14 PM   #37
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Dang thing never started, I hydrated & stepped up with the Lemonade mixture twice. I got a krausenish head on top but that's started to go away. never bubbled (that I saw) I'm going to repitch today. going to try ec-1118 this time see if that works better.

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:03 AM   #38
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I just use some Montrachete (spelled awfully)

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #39
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The first time (lemon-lime) it sort-of carbed itself in the bottles. This time I'm going to add sugar and make sure it does. It get a very soda-like carbonation.
I just made a 5 gallon batch of this following the limeade recipe. Did you end up making a second batch and carbonating it more? If so, could you walk me through it?

I have it in an 'ale pail' now. Is secondarying in a carboy neccessary? I know a lot of people on here just go straight from the primary to the bottle.

I'm toying with the idea of leaving it alone in the primary for about 3 weeks, then bottling, but I want to make sure that it's A) done fermenting to avoid bombs, and B) carbonated properly.

Any advice for a first timer?
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:35 AM   #40
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a) I put mine in a secondary just so I could judge the clarity (it won't COMPLETELY clear well which is ok).

b) Never got around to adding more sugar to make it carbonate. I just waited until there was only a tiny ring of bubbles around the edge of the mouth of the carboy then bottled it.

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