Originally Posted by bkov
Can you make apfelwein with orange juice instead of apple juice, i guess making it orfelwein? has anyone tried it?
I haven't tried orange juice but I have tried Hard Limeade. I belong to a wine making forum and this recipe first appeared over four years ago. I prefer limeade so I used that instead. I didn't filter it and it looks and tastes like lemonade (with a nice kick) when you drink it but it sure is tasty over ice on a hot summer day. It ferments out to about 7%. It doesn't take long to make either. Don't mistake this for Mike's. This isn't a malted beverage. In fact, I think I'll post the recipe. This has been a summertime staple for a lot of people for the past few years.
Hard Lemonade . . 5 gallons
lemonade concentrate for 5 gallons
5 lbs sugar