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Old 03-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Looking for some advice on lemonade and the difficulty of getting lemonade to carb up

Hi all,

I made my first traditional style lemonade recently, I made ginger beer, orangeade and lemonade. The ginger carbed up within 24hours, the orangeade within 48 and I'm still waiting almost 120 days later on the lemonade, I even repitched with wine yeast.
I think the high acidity of the lemonade inhibited the yeast, any tips on this from anyone?

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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Are you bottling or kegging the lemonade? If kegging, you'll need to apply at least 30PSI, that what I had to do. Bottling can be more tricky to diagnose. You'll want to rehydrate the yeast else the acidity or alcohol will likely kill them.


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Old 03-04-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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I'm bottle conditioning it if you like, I like the idea of carbonating just with yeast, I think it has more of a perlescence and a nicer mouthfeel than force carbed.
Maybe rehydrating the yeast before pitching it is the way to go alright, I'll give that a try, I don't normally do it with dry yeasts.
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New to forum and fermenting Ginger Ale/Sodas, so could someone tell me what is "Rehydrating" yeast-v-dissolving in water?

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Sorry, double post
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rehydrating yeast = dissolving in water. I usually let it sit around for a couple of hours at room temps, but essentially it is the same thing
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ive heard people having problems with that before. maybe you should just force carb it in a keg than bottle it if you cant get it to work with the yeast, atleast you will save throwing it out lol
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ive heard people having problems with that before. maybe you should just force carb it in a keg than bottle it if you cant get it to work with the yeast, atleast you will save throwing it out lol
The post is almost three years old

The lemonade is long gone.
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The lemonade is long gone.
well make some more!


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