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Old 09-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #101
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Making this today, looking forward to it!

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #102
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It's still bubbling away. I think the yeast is going to make it. It will probably end up very strong, I'm trying hard not to mess with it right now.
Update on this. It's starting to clear up. I took a taste this weekend and it's super sweet but quite good. I was good to split the batch to water it down but now I'm thinking let it clear a bit longer and bottle it up. Not what I was going for but it might turn out Ok just the same.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #103
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well, remember that if it's still sweet there is likely sugar still left to be fermented. definitely check the gravity to see where you're at. May be in for an extended fermentation.

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #104
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well, remember that if it's still sweet there is likely sugar still left to be fermented. definitely check the gravity to see where you're at. May be in for an extended fermentation.
I will definitely check it this weekend and see where the gravity is. Thanks for the tip.

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #105
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Started a batch this weekend, replaced the lemonade with limeade smells awesome cant wait to try it.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #106
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Created a batch of this last Friday, 1/11/13. Very easy to put together. I'm getting some constant bubbling now. Looking forward to the final product.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #107
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After one week, I took a sample of my batch last night. SG 1.055. The taste is very smooth but the alcohol is present. Sweet and lemony. It tastes fantastic so far.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:33 PM   #108
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I brewed a 5 gal batch of this last sunday, lowered temp to 76 and aerated the must for 30 min, OG was 77. Unfortunately, the yeast took 70 hours to show signs of fermentation, and the gravity this morning, 5 days after brewing, was 70.
has anyone had this trouble before? thanks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #109
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I followed the recipe to a T and my batch is still fermenting. Should be done next week.

Did you deviate from the recipe at all? Did you rehydrate the yeast or did you sprinkle it in as this recipe states? Any preservatives in the concentrate you used? You could try aerating it to see if you can get some life out of the yeast. If your fermentation remains stuck, you can rack it off the lees and throw in another packet of yeast, though I'd recommend rehydrating it.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #110
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Did you deviate from the recipe at all? Did you rehydrate the yeast or did you sprinkle it in as this recipe states? Any preservatives in the concentrate you used? You could try aerating it to see if you can get some life out of the yeast. If your fermentation remains stuck, you can rack it off the lees and throw in another packet of yeast, though I'd recommend rehydrating it.
I followed the recipe exactly except to add 1 tsp of yeast energizer, i used the minute maid lemonade cans described in the recipe list i believe, but i dont know if those have preservatives or not. i have tried repitching with wine yeast and there is still barely sign of activity.
gravity today: 1.067
Is it okay to still aerate at this point? its been a week since brew day.
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