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Offline HappyHax0r

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 04:36:32 PM »
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Yeah, I've made it with the frozen concentrate too.  It turned out great.  Didn't last too long this summer past. The girls drank it as fast as I could open it :D


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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 04:56:33 PM »
Hmmm. Think I might make me some of that skeeter-pee and add some ginger root; looks similar to my alcoholic ginger beer recipe.
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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 08:47:32 PM »
I am kegging the hard lemonade right now.. It fermented down to 1.005 so it ended up being pretty strong. I am going to add real sugar and then force carb... I THOUGHT I had something to stabilize the yeast, but apparently I dont... So whats the worst that might happen? It will continue to ferment in the keg? I could pick some campden tablets up tomorrow, just wanted to get your guys' input first

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2012, 08:58:25 PM »
yes, it will undergo another fermentation, and you will get slightly higher abv
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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2012, 09:00:41 PM »
Think it will affect the taste much? Its already 7.7%... I may hold off on the kegging and get me some stabilizer.... hahah

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2012, 09:42:23 PM »
Good idea.

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 01:21:14 AM »
I'd say don't bother with the sugar and just force-carb; people can sweeten their drink to taste :P
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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 12:46:23 PM »
Good point Richard.

I took a sample and its pretty damn good

Wheres the best place to get some campden tablets locally anyway?

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2012, 12:55:05 PM »
I'm pretty sure you can get them at the Scoop & Save.

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 01:30:01 PM »
Yup.
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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 01:32:24 PM »
I guess wine kitz sell 50 for 2 bucks, and thats on the way home, so Ill just swing in there. Thanks

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2013, 05:44:45 PM »
Did many of you try the skeeter-pee?  If you did, would you make it again?

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
I did, but I didn't use enough yeast - they're not kidding about needing a shitload due to the high-pH high-gravity low-nutrient situation.
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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2013, 06:03:22 PM »
I was just thinking about making another batch actually.  I made still have a bottle from the summer before last.  I may may make a lower alcohol version and keg it for the summer.

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2013, 06:42:28 PM »
I'd like to make some that is 4.5% - 5%.