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Old 03-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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I realize this isn't exactly a cider...not sure where to post.

A few years back my wife and I visited New Orleans and I "discovered" Louisiana Lemonade which is basically lemonade and rum. But I found it very enjoyable and refreshing. So I thought I'd try to duplicate it but with hard lemonade.

I recently made this--haven't sampled it yet though.

3 1/2 gallons of organic lemonade (that was all they had or I would have done 5).
peel of 3 lemons
1lb of sugar
yeast...I can't remember what yeast I used now.

I let that go for 3 1/2 weeks
stabilized it
Added 1 cup of simple syrup and 1 375ml bottle of Bacardi Limon.

Hopefully this snow will melt, it'll warm up and I can try it!
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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In Tennessee they call it Lynchburg Lemonade

Sounds like Skeeter Pee without the addition of Rum.

http://skeeterpee.com/

 
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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Ahhh, you beat me to it :/ I was gonna mention the skeeter pee lol. Sounds nice though. Did you have any fermentation problems?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Well I had a glass of it today...it is still young but I must say I'll be making this again. I've thought of making skeeter pee but this is pretty good too!
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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I think the reason I have never attempted Skeeter Pee is because don't you need a yeast cake from a white wine? I don't make wine, (especially whites) so I don't know what would be a good way to over pitch it.

 
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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I'm not sure about it...I read about making it a while back but didn't like some aspect of it. Whatever the case, this is a great alternative and easy.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Well I had a glass of it today...it is still young but I must say I'll be making this again. I've thought of making skeeter pee but this is pretty good too!
Any yeast cake ought to work. I don't believe the recipe specifies. Just remember that a little flavor from the previous brew may proceed into your skeeter pee.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #8
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I am planning on doing skeeter pee soon and someone on that forum suggested making a yeast starter with white grape juice. You start the yeast and prepare the lemonade and 48 hours later the chemicals from the lemon juice evaporate an the yeast are healthy enough to overcome a highly acidic new environment. They also suggest adding the lemonade mixture to the starter until it is close to the same acidity.

I like the idea of adding the lemon peels to the batch. Did you make this carbonated? That's what I want to do since it will be like champagne.

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #9
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I think the reason I have never attempted Skeeter Pee is because don't you need a yeast cake from a white wine? I don't make wine, (especially whites) so I don't know what would be a good way to over pitch it.
I just made two 5.5 gal batches of skeeter pee with no yeast slurry or starter...just 3 packets of yeast (i used EC-1118) fermentation started within 12 hrs. fermented to .998 on one batch and .995 on the other....

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:30 AM   #10
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I am planning on doing skeeter pee soon and someone on that forum suggested making a yeast starter with white grape juice. You start the yeast and prepare the lemonade and 48 hours later the chemicals from the lemon juice evaporate an the yeast are healthy enough to overcome a highly acidic new environment. They also suggest adding the lemonade mixture to the starter until it is close to the same acidity.

I like the idea of adding the lemon peels to the batch. Did you make this carbonated? That's what I want to do since it will be like champagne.
That sounds like an awesome strategy. I 'll have to try that
Ps. Sorry, quoted wrong person. Darn apple devices
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