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Duckfoot 08-23-2008 02:12 PM

Hard Strawberry Lemonade finally took off...
 
After a few tense days of 'did I make and condition the starter right for high acid content?', here was my answer....

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...rdlemonade.jpg

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FishinDave07 08-23-2008 02:27 PM

Wow! That looks great. What ABV are you going for?

Brewfanatic 08-23-2008 05:10 PM

very nice, that looks delicious. Mind sharing the recipe? :)

Duckfoot 08-23-2008 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FishinDave07 (Post 814647)
Wow! That looks great. What ABV are you going for?

Honestly, I didn't really have one in mind... Just kinda took the idea from this thread...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/hard-lemonade-problem-12104/

Here was the recipe I used...

9 cans lemonade concentrate
4.5 gallons water
.5 gallons organic strawberry lemonade
1.5 pounds dextrose
1 pound light DME

Made a starter of Munton's Gold dry yeast w/ 2 cups light DME... Let that settle out (24 hours), added 1/4 cup of the mixed lemonade, let that stand 24 hours and pitched to the pail....

OG was somewhere around 1.060... Currently sitting in the 'brew closet' @ around 70*

RockfordWhite 08-24-2008 02:16 AM

Keep us posted on how it comes out...

Duckfoot 08-25-2008 01:52 AM

Fo sho....

SMWBO is all excited about it... I have to admit, I kinda am too...

Between that and the new batch of Apfelwein I started yesterday during my brew day of disaster, I am a little excited about having three primaries gurgling away at the moment... Now if my darned vanilla porter kit goes well this time...:mad:

dudasaj 08-28-2008 06:38 AM

Recipe ???
 
Was the rest of DME used in the primary or just the starter?
Any boil involved?
Any other yeast recommended?
What is the length of aging for a hard lemonade?
Any enzmyes, energizers or starters?

Duckfoot 08-28-2008 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudasaj (Post 821974)
Was the rest of DME used in the primary or just the starter?

Right into the primary...

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudasaj (Post 821974)
Any boil involved?

Nope...

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudasaj (Post 821974)
Any other yeast recommended?

No idea, this is my first my batch...

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudasaj (Post 821974)
What is the length of aging for a hard lemonade?

Again, I have no idea... Just kinda pilfered the recipe here and said 'What the hell?"...

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudasaj (Post 821974)
Any enzmyes, energizers or starters?

Did use half of a yeast nutrient capsule I got with a previous kit... Like I said, I was just worried about the acidity shocking the yeast like I had read up on...:mug:

Brandon O 08-28-2008 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duckfoot (Post 814927)
Honestly, I didn't really have one in mind... Just kinda took the idea from this thread...
hard lemonade problem - Home Brew Forums

Here was the recipe I used...

9 cans lemonade concentrate
4.5 gallons water
.5 gallons organic strawberry lemonade
1.5 pounds dextrose
1 pound light DME

Made a starter of Munton's Gold dry yeast w/ 2 cups light DME... Let that settle out (24 hours), added 1/4 cup of the mixed lemonade, let that stand 24 hours and pitched to the pail....

OG was somewhere around 1.060... Currently sitting in the 'brew closet' @ around 70*

.5 gallons of strawberry lemonade or concentrate? if it is .5 gallons of strawberry lemonade then I woudn't think it would have much strawberry flavor but I'm not sure.

Duckfoot 08-29-2008 02:20 AM

It was two 32oz bottles of Organic Strawberry Lemonade... Not from concentrate... Since SWMBO doesn't drink beer but doesn't mind those fruit flavored malt beverages, I figured this can't hurt... And I will add more of the juice or maybe a pound or two of strawberries...


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