Lemon Hooch

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Lemon Hooch

Post: # 225557Post irigg
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:13 pm

my attemp at recreating this
1.5 lts of supermarket double lemon strengh squash(boiled for 25 mins to remove the nasties)
3 chopped lemons added to the boiling mix plus 500grm sugar
yeast and nutrient

bubbling away nicely now will let you know results :drunken: :drunken: :cheers: :cheers: :drunken: :drunken:

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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 225565Post frozenthunderbolt
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:34 am

I'll be interested to see how this turns out :"-)
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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 225566Post Carltonian Man
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:25 am

I’ve made a few batches using pink grapefruit juice. It retains that lovely citrus zing but loses its sour zap. Be interested to hear how the lemon turns out irigg. :sunny:

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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 225571Post contadina
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:13 am

Not proper home brewing, but add a splash of either gin or vodka to some homemade lemon squash and you've got a really tasty and convincing hooch.

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Post: # 226282Post irigg
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:33 pm

still bubbling away nicely and has a lovely lemon aroma everytime i walk thru the utility room can't wait for this to finish when i'm going to bottle and prime for a refreshing summer drink

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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 227173Post irigg
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:22 pm

I had a little taster of this the other night and i am very pleased it has turned out just like the lemon hooch you can get in cans at the pub.
A job well done and will defo be making again when i can pick up some cheap lemons :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :icon_smile: :icon_smile: :icon_smile: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :drunken: :drunken: :drunken: :drunken:

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Post: # 229692Post Timbo77
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:00 pm

1st post for me on here :wave:

How much water did you add? Did you just top up to make a gallon?
I like the idea of this one, I've made a similar one from ribena, yummy!

Cheers!
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Post: # 229708Post irigg
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:51 pm

yes i topped to 1 gallon after intial rapid fermentation
i would also cut the sugar down by half in the next one i make it was a little to strong lol

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Post: # 229717Post Timbo77
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:41 pm

Cheers for that! I'll note that down.
Lemon hooch takes me back to the days when I used to mix it with beer to make a (ahem) shandy!
Cheap night out.....

Popped out today for May flower and Gorse :iconbiggrin: (fingers like pin cushions!!)

Let you know how they turn out.
Thanks again for the speedy reply
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Post: # 229802Post Zech
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:19 pm

I made some of this by mistake, when I was trying to make gorse flower wine. OK, probably not quite the taste you're after, but there was no detectable gorse flavour!
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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 234445Post Timbo77
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:37 am

Right then, the lemon hooch has been bubbling away for the past 5-6 weeks and has now slowed down to about 2 bubbles a minute through the air lock. As I am off on my jollys tomorrow I'd like to take a 'sample' with me, do you think it will be safe to siphon some off into a 1 litre plastic bottle or will it be disaster in the 240 mile trip to cornwall? (kaboom!) :shock:

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Post: # 234455Post MKG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:35 pm

That'll be fine - PET bottles can take a lot of pressure. Howewer, just remember every now and again to release the pressure by loosening the cap.

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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 234459Post sarahkeast
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Tim it should be fine, I put mine in plastic bottle and took to beach. Still tasted a bit yeasty so going to leave it in bottle, releasing lid now and then, for a few more weeks.

Need to decide what to put in empty dj now. More lemonade maybe!!!
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Post: # 234463Post Timbo77
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:56 pm

Thankyou! I was hoping for that kind of answer :iconbiggrin: I even have a cooler box waiting for the trip the beach :drunken:
An idea Sarah, more 'lemonade'! :wink: I couldn't resist dunking the straw in the dj every so often just to 'test' if it wasn't poisonous :wink:

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Re: Lemon Hooch

Post: # 234464Post Timbo77
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:16 pm

Good lord!! I seem to have mislaid half a litre of the hooch whilst siphoning it, wonder where it's gone? :dontknow:
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