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Offline rjharper

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Re: Hard Lemonade
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 09:50:04 AM »
Sorry I'm so late to the party, but its almost 3 a.m. and I can't sleep.

  I did this a few years ago and it turned out very good. Don't have the exact recipe anymore but it went a little something like this....

  4 cans of frozen lemonade concentrate
  1# light DME
   a long since forgotten amount of sugar. Maybe 6-8 lbs? You could always do the math and add an amount to hit a gravity around 1050.
5 gallon of water
US-05

 Once fermented, kill the yeast off with potassium sorbate, and back sweeten to taste, keg and force carb.

My turned out surprisingly good.

I did something similar, but used honey in place of sugar, and champagne yeast.  I used 2 cans concentrate, 1/2lb DME and 1/2 lb honey per gallon. Ended up wicked dry, but some Splenda later it was really good, and strong...
Ross
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