Mojito Kilju

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Small update on the mojito kilju - it is clearing at the moment. Only took 5 days to ferment to the sweetness I wanted it at.

It is REALLY REALLY good! Who would have thought such simple (and cheap) ingredients would make something so yummy?

If you like Mojitos you need this! I have my bottle of coconut rum at the ready so I can make a coconut mojito - maybe add a splash of soda too. Definitely going to try a (dry!) carbonated version of this next month!

Forgot to mention I added more mint and lime (in secondary) and left it overnight as I wanted the flavours a little stronger. Now it's perfect! It needs to hurry up and clear though! :rolleyes:
 
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Small update on the mojito kilju - it is clearing at the moment. Only took 5 days to ferment to the sweetness I wanted it at.

It is REALLY REALLY good! Who would have thought such simple (and cheap) ingredients would make something so yummy?

If you like Mojitos you need this! I have my bottle of coconut rum at the ready so I can make a coconut mojito - maybe add a splash of soda too. Definitely going to try a (dry!) carbonated version of this next month!

Forgot to mention I added more mint and lime (in secondary) and left it overnight as I wanted the flavours a little stronger. Now it's perfect! It needs to hurry up and clear though! :rolleyes:
Definitely trying this now. How do you make sure the mint is "sanitised"?
 

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To be honest I don't bother. I assume the manufacturers have taken steps to make it sanitary. You could add a campden tablet to the must if you wanted but then you have to wait 12 hours. Up to you which way you prefer. 😊

P.S. I stopped my fermentation at 1.014 as it was at 10.8% or something and I didn't really want it to be stronger than that as I thought it would ruin the delicate flavours. In hindsight it's a touch too sweet for my personal tastes but everyone is different.
 

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To be honest I don't bother. I assume the manufacturers have taken steps to make it sanitary. You could add a campden tablet to the must if you wanted but then you have to wait 12 hours. Up to you which way you prefer. 😊
Will just give it a bash then. And what yeast did you use?
 

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This is how it looks now. Forgive the plastic, it was just easier to de-gas in this container.

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I will have to put through a cheesecloth I think as there’s some tiny bits of mint in there
 

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I used the young's super wine yeast compound.
Thanks for your help Lisa. I'm a beer man and have no idea about wines and this seems like wine tekkers so forgive the daft questions..... Would I need to degas if I planned to carb it up, either by priming or by force?
 

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To be honest I've never carbed anything yet so I'm unsure, but from what I understand you de-gas and clear to get rid of most of the yeast, then re-yeast and add the priming sugar with some Lalvin EC1118.

You are very welcome.

If mine has even a hint of a haze when it's finished I'll use some pectolase next time. Always paranoid with fruit juices.
 

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To be honest I've never carbed anything yet so I'm unsure, but from what I understand you de-gas and clear to get rid of most of the yeast, then re-yeast and add the priming sugar with some Lalvin EC1118.

You are very welcome.

If mine has even a hint of a haze when it's finished I'll use some pectolase next time. Always paranoid with fruit juices.
Will order some wine yeast and get to work 👍
 

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If I make this again and carbonate it next time, will putting fresh lime juice in before I carbonate affect the yeast in any way and stop it carbonating so well? :confused:
 

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Yeast prefer a somewhat acid environment so lime juice a go go. athumb..

Its one of the reasons yeast can suppress bacterial infections.
 

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Do keep us updated Lisa esp what it tastes like when finished.
I never made these sort of brews in my earlier days,So most interested. athumb..
 

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Will do John. It’s clearing nicely now. I’m hoping to bottle and be drinking it by the weekend. 🙂
 

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So my Mojito Kilju is now bottled. I got 5 bottles out of it and a rather large glass so it’d be rude not to try it! 😁

It was crystal clear after fining, but now there is a haze as I added some more lime juice and zest - I’m ok with that, but in hindsight I’ll fine it after the lime next time.

As you can see I’ve made a cocktail with some cheapo coconut rum liqueur and some lime soda (both from Aldi). It is gorgeous on it’s own but even yummier mixed like this! 😍

I stopped my fermentation at 1.014 as it was at 10.8%. If using as a mixer perhaps a tad on the sweet side I reckon.

Definitely recommend giving it a go and tweaking to your liking! Like I say it is so cheap to make and it doesn’t need ageing at all. Ready in about 2 weeks - depends how much you faff though! 🙈😂👍🏻

Please let me know if you try it and what you think! Thanks CS Mead for the idea!

Something to note - it’s addictive! And the sweeter you make it the more addictive it is (I’m guessing). Clearly my opinion only! 😇

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I like mojito but kilju is new to me. I have mint in the garden and limes in the fruit bowl. Game on! Thanks.
 
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