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Old 03-10-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
Aclay
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Feb 2008
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Ok fellow brewers here's a stumper for me. Shandy is a very light dead of summer lemon beer. I'm thinking about trying to do a shandy for SWMBO. I'm guessing that it would have to be lagered. I have no idea where to even start with this. What hops would go with lemon? I'm guessing if I did it with an ale yeast it would give it a completely different flavor. What are you're guesses at this one crew?

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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I could be wrong on this but isn't shandy a beer/lemonade blend? Making it something to be mixed together and not brewed.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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I'm not sure...perhaps it is, but I've got no clue. Either way...lemon beer sounds fairly tasty in the summer.

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
Greggy
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Shandy is just 50% beer, 50% lemonade. Just brew up a very light beer and cut with lemonade when serving.

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Old 03-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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We had these in the dominican. 1/2 light lager (like bud, coors, miller) and 1/2 sprite. TASTY!
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
FEARDIZ
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how about this?

Strip and Go Naked
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Ingredients:
6 packages Beer
12 oz Lemonade concentrate
12 oz Vodka
Mixing instructions:
In a LARGE pitcher, pour in 3 cans of beer, then the vodka and lemonade, then the last 3 beers. Mix gently and pour into a tall glass over ice.

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #7
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I would brew up something on the lighter side, maybe even a wheat, use all cascade hops, and throw in some lemon zest in the secondary. That should give you a lemony brew, that you could still cut with lemonade if you choose.

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:18 PM   #8
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Jun 2007
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Ferdiz's recipe is both tasty and potent. The pink lemonade variant popular around here is known as Pink Panties. A dangerous mix.

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:36 PM   #9
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Pink Pantie Droppers!!! bunch of beer, pink lemonade con, and vodka. wow what a hangover that was

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:54 PM   #10
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There's a recipe for a ginger-flavored shandy in the book "Clonebrews". Looks like a good mixer with rum or tequila!

 
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