Sometimes a noob can come up with some ideas, and I had the ah ha last week. This is a total experiement but I wanted to share my fun, and keep a status report on the product.
*1 gallon Whole foods pressed pasturized juice (doubles as a 1 gal carboy) better bang for the buck
*1 gallon Cranberry/Rasberry Kirkland signature juice from Costco
*1 cup Lipton black tea steeped
*2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
*Red Star Champagne Yeast
Here is what I did:
Took 1/3 juice out of the 1 gal bottle. Added steeped tea, lemon juice, and 1 cup sugar. Added 1/2 packet Red Star Champagne yeast. Shook like the dickens till everything was mixed. It has been sitting for a week now and is still bubbling strong.
My plan is to let this ferment out one more week and then it might accidentially freeze in a one gallon jug
, or back sweeten a little if it is dry and bottle. Time will tell how it works out when I crash it in the cold.