Mojito Kilju

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LisaMC

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I don’t normally copy recipes, but this looked intriguing!

Mojito Kilju from CS Mead channel.

Mine is slightly different to theirs, as I don’t agree with some of their methods. Here is what I put in mine:-

1.2kg granulated sugar
2 x packets fresh mint (leaves only)
Zest and juice of one lime.
Yeast Nutrient (plenty!)

This is what it looks like! Pond water at the moment, but apparently it turns out fantastic so we’ll see!

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Start gravity 1.090.

I have put glycerine in my airlock for a trial as I've just bought a litre bottle. It's bubbling steadily along - I put the yeast in about 19 hours ago :D

Video below of original recipe. 😁


I am going to be doing a series of 'cocktail' flavoured wines next I think, if this turns out well. This has inspired me!
 
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Thanks! 😂 It's just the mint floating around as I'd just swirled it. Will keep you updated!
 

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Seen the vids,
I think yours has a good chance of being the better recipe.

After all theirs was a "stuck" fermentation,No way round that fact.!!
At a guess I would say lack of nutrient.
 

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Seen the vids,
I think yours has a good chance of being the better recipe.

After all theirs was a "stuck" fermentation,No way round that fact.!!
At a guess I would say lack of nutrient.
Thank you John, I thought the same regarding the stuck ferment ha ha. 😅
 

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Is one lime really enough for a gallon?
Keep us posted, seems a better route than the seltzers.
 

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It is at the beginning definitely so the yeast don’t get stressed. Will taste it after primary and see if it needs more mint or lime. 👍🏻
 

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Interesting .. I’m happy for you to do the experimenting. I’m not good with small volume fermentations so this will be good to hear how it turns out.

Anna
 

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Will let you know in a few weeks. This is supposedly a quick drinking kind of thing. Smells promising so far. :D
 

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Will let you know in a few weeks. This is supposedly a quick drinking kind of thing. Smells promising so far. :D
It sounds good, very interested in how this turns out. Will you carb it?
 

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I thought about carbonating it yep, but I would like to check the flavour without the carbonation first and then possibly do the same brew again but carbonate it next time, as it’s extremely cheap to put together. 😁
 

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Remember they will be using US gallons made from 8 * 16 oz pints, as opposed to our proper 20 oz pints
 

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Yes I am fully aware of our bigger gallons, but thanks for the advice. Don’t see what difference that would make though when all my buckets are uk bought and have uk measurements on them?

I’m not the kind of person that follows other people blindly, I have my own mind and I consider everything very carefully before I start, so no worries there!
 

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So you must have adjusted your recipe accordingly already then, be interested to hear how this progresses 👍
 

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Will let you know Tommo! According to Derica (the woman on the video) it tastes like 'liquid sunshine'. But she would say that! :D

Didn't really adjust their amounts no, because I didn't follow the ingredients exactly. Also, they started theirs off at an O.G. of 1.124, which is stupid high in my opinion. It then got stuck at 1.060 so they had to ram it full of acid at the end. Needless to say I've learned from their mistakes! 😅
 
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With the finished wine, I'm also considering trying a shot of Bacardi in a glass to see if that makes any difference. So many options - which is why I love brewing - never get bored!
 

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I bet that would be nice in a white negroni/mojito thing, equal parts the wine, vermouth and rum, stirred over ice.
 

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It does sound interesting.
I wonder what it would be like with a "spearmint" rather than the more common variety.
 
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