- JohnParticipantFebruary 2, 2019 at 4:01 pmPost count: 25
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I’m brewing beer for a friend’s wedding and I’m hoping to do a non-beer option for people as well so that non-beer drinkers can still have something cold and carbonated on tap. I was thinking about doing a cider, but to be honest my ciders are still kind of hit and miss, and cider doesn’t really appeal to non-beer drinkers all the time anyway.
I was kicking around making a hard lemonade with grain alcohol and carbonating in a keg, but I really like the idea of actually brewing everything I give them for their wedding. Have any of you made hard lemonade before? I have been looking into something like the Skeeter Pee here – https://skeeterpee.com/recipe except that I don’t want to have something that is like 10% alcohol at this thing. I think being somewhere between 5-6% is a much safer bet so that we don’t end up with a bunch of super drunk people.
After looking online at several recipes, this is the approximate recipe I’m thinking for a 5 gallon batch – thoughts?
2 bottles of 32 oz 100% lemon juice
4 lbs sugar to ferment
3 tsp. yeast nutrient
1 tsp. yeast energizer
4 1/2 gallons water
1 bottle of 32 oz 100% lemon juice
2 lbs sugar to back-sweeten
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