Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 232080Post sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 4:41 pm

I am sure I saw a simple recipe for Lemonade with a kick !

Anyone help me out, I brought 1l of Robinsons lemon squash today, ready to get it started. Keen or what ?!!!!

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Mon May 16, 2011 7:18 pm

Contents ... Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin).

I seem to remember that recipe too - I'll remember where it is soon. In the meantime - you pick 'em, don't you? :iconbiggrin:

Whatever the recipe is, you're going to have to boil that stuff to get rid of the sodium metabisulphite. Some people tell me that also gets rid of potassium sorbate. I haven't yet seen any evidence for that claim, but the amount of sorbate present wouldn't usually stop a fermentation (sorbate is sold as a wine stabiliser as it prevents yeast cells from multiplying). In any case, you're not going to end up with anything dry - yeast is incapable of metabolising either aspartame or saccharin, so whatever sweetness they impart will also be in the finished product.

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 232109Post sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 8:19 pm

Argh, you scare me, I did look at the list briefly, but figure I wont be drinking a lot of it. Tend to go for simple/clean food in what we eat most of, the rest that is now and again I am less fussy about. Well try to stress less.

Anyways, I only have 1liter, so will need to scale it down or get some more. Or try and get some Rocks Organic or similar. Means a trip to the dreaded Sainsbarf, as cant get it locally in the village. Nothign is ever simple is it.
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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 232110Post sarahkeast
Mon May 16, 2011 8:23 pm

Found this

200ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
300g sugar
Zest of 3 lemons
Water to make up to 1.5l

Add all to pan and Boil for 5 mins
skimm off scumm
sive to remove zest
put in mini demijohn/growler
let it cool and add a pinch of yeast (in this case, just baker's yeast as it's all I had lying around - I plan use a heffeweizen yeast or similar)

Estimated OG: 1.063
Estimated FG: 1.016
Estimated ABV: 6.13%

A little 'cleaner' but another trip to the store. Ho hum.
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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 232117Post MKG
Mon May 16, 2011 9:35 pm

Sorry - didn't mean to scare you, only to call your attention to it. Don't be scared of metabisulphite - it's there to introduce a source of sulphur dioxide, a very ancient preservative which dissipates very quickly and cleanly. The boiling just makes sure of that. I use sorbate myself sometimes to stop a fermentation at a stage before complete dryness, and I still have only the two heads. But I do think that both saccharin and aspartame is a bit over the top.

Your fresh lemon recipe looks good. But beware - I make that final ABV value about 9.5% :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Wed May 25, 2011 1:56 pm

Thanks for this recipe Sarahkeast. just a quick question I only have a gallon sized demijohn will it be okay in that ?
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Wed May 25, 2011 3:52 pm

That is what mine is in trinder and it is bubbling up a storm.

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 233132Post RuthG
Wed May 25, 2011 3:55 pm

Will this taste anything like Limoncello when it's done/ If yes, I might have a go :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Wed May 25, 2011 4:24 pm

my hopes are that it might taste like the Irish Potchin xxx
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Wed May 25, 2011 5:38 pm

What's Irish Potchin?

Does it taste like Limoncello? :icon_smile:

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 233166Post chickenchargrill
Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Aspartame is evil! *shudder* My brother and sister-in-law think I'm odd for checking the dilute juice ingredients when I go around, but I'm allergic to it and I don't want my kids having it.

Won't rant on about it though. Just wondering, how long til it's drinkable? I have a bag of lemons that need using.

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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 am

hi Ruth G I am told it is a highly potent and illegal whisky made in rural parts of Ireland. Distilled to a strength twice the alcohol content of anything you could buy. But sorry it was a joke . MKG has already posted that it will be about 9.5 which is I think less than a good bottle of wine.
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Mon May 30, 2011 10:26 am

Sarahkeast, is your lemon hooch still in its demijohn? How do I know when to move to the next step? Oh yes what is the next step?
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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

Post: # 233733Post sarahkeast
Mon May 30, 2011 6:10 pm

Yes it is in there right now. Plan to bottle it tomorrow for camping trip with brother at the end of the week. Then start another batch if it is good
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Re: Lemon hooch recipe ?

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Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:46 am

Anyone else getting a little worried about Sarahkeast. She went off camping with a bottle of hooch. Never heard of again.
Seriously Sarahkeast how was it ?

OOps just realised you posted on the other lemon hooch thread. Phew :wave:
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