Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Adding OGs....
Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 36
Default Adding OGs....

I want to do some hard lemon aid for summer but everywhere i read says to reuse a yeast cake off something fermenting...* My thought was to make up a gallon*strawberry "wine" then add that to 4 gallons of the "hard lemon aid" recipe when the strawberry stuff is going good.


My problem is that I don’t know how to add up the OG’s to keep it from being too strong….


Any suggestions?!?!?!

perschml is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ada, MI
Posts: 577
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Starters shouldn't be too strong; about 1.04, generally. Do you have a hydrometer? If not, I highly recommend getting one; they're cheap, and often considered an almost essential tool in beer and winemaking. Past that, it will be difficult to figure out how much sugar is in the strawberries, unless you use a commercial strawberry juice with nutrition facts.

I would also recommend adding lemon juice in increments to the starter. That will help prepare the yeast for the shock of a highly acidic environment. Hard lemonade can be tricky because of this; yeast doesn't much like all the acid. You want to get them as prepared as you can.

I like the idea of making a hard lemonade with some strawberry, though. Strawberries and lemons are the perfect complement, especially in summertime.
Skyforger is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding flavor??? gunwolf Wine Making Forum 10 10-12-2014 02:06 PM
Adding Oak to Merlot vanceromance Wine Making Forum 6 12-06-2010 01:17 PM
Adding sugar 2001SE Wine Making Forum 2 06-24-2010 01:17 PM
Adding raisins Wild Duk Wine Making Forum 14 12-03-2009 08:18 PM
Adding color to wine without adding sweetness? KENfromMI Wine Making Forum 2 01-22-2009 09:09 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads