Originally Posted by NYeric
Does it taste like a malt beverage, or more like lemonade? I was hoping for more of a malt beverage taste
It tastes like lemonade, somewhat sour but you can sweeten it to your own tastes. If you want it more malty add more malt extract, I may go all malt, no sugar in a 1 gallon glass carboy later this week. I have only made it a couple times and I am experimenting with it myself.
I dont like these kind of drinks but this stuff is good!
This was the last recipe i used:
10 cans of minute maid lemonade (no sorbate)
About 4 1/2 gallons water
About 1 1/2 - 2 pounds sugar, 1 pound ultra light dry malt extract, brought it to 1.060 OG.
1 pack champagne yeast. I used redstar, I am sure there are much better strains availiable. If you know of any let me know.
Made the yeast starter and pitched the yeast.
Let ferment for 3 weeks
It was still somewhat sweet for me, But my fiance adds sugar.
Make it, come up with variations.
Tommorow I am making more. I will not use any sugar this time, just two extra lime concentrate cans and a pound ultra light dry malt. I may also substitute a couple of the lemon juice cans, with orange, grapefruit or some other kind of juice.
My fiance has some strawberry lemonade in a gallon glass jug about ready for bottling I will keep you guys up to date if you'd like on how it comes out.
I can not stress enough how much better this stuff is than any hard lemonade I have bought at the store.
Except for the first batch I made, I used 4 pounds of sugar and it ended up being about 13% alcohol.
Any questions, just ask. Any feedback, Give it I want to hear it.