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Old 01-11-2014, 02:02 AM   #241
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When making one of these grape juice/lemonade/juice extract thingies should i expect a gnarly krausen much like a beer? Or can i make a 5 gallon batch of it in a 5 gallon carboy (just like i did with apfelwein) and not have it blow up out the top
You'll want some head space!! Check page 21 of this thread for bigken's pictures. Definitely a gnarly krausen.


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Old 01-11-2014, 02:05 AM   #242
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haha okay thanks, i got to page 18 of reading and then figured i'd ask, missed it by 3


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I don't know if mine was typical for this type of brew or not, but I'm glad I used the 6 gallon carboy. My particular batch did not need a blow off tube, but it came close.

This was my first batch using a glass carboy as a primary. The show was awesome, I never knew there could be so much turbulence in a liquid caused by something microscopic like yeast.

As for the solids, I mashed the cherries up before I boiled and by the time it was time to rack to a secondary, they came out with no problem. Most was churned up to mash by the yeasties.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #244
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When making one of these grape juice/lemonade/juice extract thingies should i expect a gnarly krausen much like a beer? Or can i make a 5 gallon batch of it in a 5 gallon carboy (just like i did with apfelwein) and not have it blow up out the top
No krausen or foaming issues at all with mine. It was just a nice slow fermentation, just like apfelwein.
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Just made a batch of this. Smells really good.

I thought the concentrate and cold water would bring the temp down but it didn't. Its at 95 right now. I have it in my keezer to bring the temp down. The yeast has been rehydrating for about 2 hours. How long can they stay like that? It might take another hour or so to bring it down.
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Just popped open my first bottle. Tastes so good. Definitely making more of this for a summer time btw and camping drink

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Made a batch with pink lemonade!
It's fermenting away as I type
SWMBO is gonna love it!!
Will post results and pics when it's done
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Started a batch with pink lemonade yesterday as well. What does this stuff look like when its done? Currently its brown from the yeast cake, malt and pink lemonade concentrate. I'm hoping it gets a little more appealing looking once all the crap drops out.
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I initially started to do a pink, but I figured the color of the LME would not go well with it. I opted for a cherry limeade, and while it taste awesome, I still wished I would have used a lemonade. Hope yours works out. Be sure to post some pictures when it gets done. For what it's worth, mine cleaned up awesome from the nasty stuff that it looked like while full fermentation was going on.
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Started a batch with pink lemonade yesterday as well. What does this stuff look like when its done? Currently its brown from the yeast cake, malt and pink lemonade concentrate. I'm hoping it gets a little more appealing looking once all the crap drops out.
It should clear up just fine. Mine have all been nearly see through. Here's a picture of my raspberry hard lemonade. I imagine the pink lemonade will turn out close to this.


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