Brewnight: Strawberry and Lime TC

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  1. Jan 15, 2016 #1

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    Back in the game.....

    25L of Cider popped on tonight

    15L of Lidl vitafit
    2 x 440ml Lowicz strawberry
    1L strong tea (5 bag)
    5tsp pectolase dissolved in some warm water
    Juice of 6 fresh limes (one for you Mrc ☺)
    Cider yeast with sweetener

    Warmed 3L of aj and lowicz in pan until hot

    Made up tea, left to stew

    Emptied AJ into coopers FV
    added hot AJ/lowicz
    added tea
    topped up to 25L with cold tap water
    added lime juice
    temp about 22deg
    stirred in cider yeast with sweetener I got on ebay (thread on here somewhere)

    Sg 1.040
    intending to prime with another bottle of lowicz strawb, so est abv 6%

    boom 😃
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2016 #2

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    rock on tommy!... keep us posted :thumb:
     
  3. Jan 16, 2016 #3

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    Happy days mate hope it turns out better than mine defo keep us posted
     
  4. Jan 18, 2016 #4

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    what was up with yours again mate, too limey ?
     
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    Yep TBH it was ****e ! I've not tried it again since was planning on opening another bottle in next couple of days to give it another try but I'm not holding out much hope
     
  6. Jan 27, 2016 #6

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    Happy days keep us posted in what it tastes like once carbed up
     
  8. Jan 27, 2016 #8

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    ooh a lovely looking army of swingtops there Roddy! :thumb:
     
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    That's a hefty collection of grolch bottles :)
     
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    it was hard work building that lot up haha 😃

    I only buy grolsch when it's on offer at asda mind you (£1.66 a bottle) !
     
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    it was hard work building that lot up haha 😃

    I only buy grolsch when it's on offer at asda mind you (£1.66 a bottle) !
     
  12. Feb 1, 2016 #12

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    The couple of PET bottles are nice and firm to the squeeze and perfectly clear already, will give them another couple of days in the warm cupboard then transfer to my under the stairs cupboard.

    Will break a few out on Friday night, attempting to be good on school nights, managed it last week 😃
     
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    how long can you keep them after carbonation?

    there looking great by the way!
     
  14. Feb 1, 2016 #14

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    I don't hang around with mine haha, I've kept some for up to 6 months before but not any longer than that
     
  15. Feb 3, 2016 #15

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    Yumeeeee, OK so I couldn't wait until the weekend and cracked one of these babies open tonight....

    In all honesty, the closest to a Recorderlig kind of taste that I've made so far

    very tasty, will make this one again, it's not going to last long

    😃😃😃

    First (well third) pour below

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9214IswqPyMUFV2dTcwNUcxVWM/view?usp=docslist_api

    Must have been too big to upload, didn't work on here
     
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    looks really good, two questions though.

    1.has it cleared or is it cloudy?

    2. that looks like a good carb, how much/what did you use to carbonate?
     
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    Yep totally clear 😃

    I used some Lowicz to prime, worked out at about 5.5g per 500ml
     
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  19. Feb 4, 2016 #19

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    Looks amazing Roddy

    Glad you got a result out of it lowicz seems to be the way to go with this one because the strawberries in a tin was rank rotten I'll be giving this one a bash as soon as I get home from work just a DJ tho
     
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    mine has been suborn and wont clear so just going to bottle cloudy and that will be that!

    never used that lowicz but people seem to rave about it. might have to give it as go.
     

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