Hi guys, Im toying with an idea of trying to make some cheap carbonated lemonade wine. Do you think this will work?
Batch Size 2.6 Gallons
*Boil water until it is boiling then add the juice of about 13 freshly squeezed lemons and dissolve 3.5 pounds of white sugar in the water.
*Let the mixture cool down to around 27*C then pitch a yeast starter made from bakers yeast (I know im being a cheap bastard but I want to experiment and bakers yeast is easily available).
*Let the liquid ferment in the fermenter until the airlock has stopped bubbling
*Possibly rack to a secondary fermenter
*I then add carbonation drops or bulk prime at a rate of 7g per litre and then bottle and cap.
*Wait for a month... and enjoy!
Would all this be possible? Would I encounter any problems such as the lemons acidity killing the yeast or bottles exploding from using too much sugar?
:-) Thanks fellas!