Mojito Kilju

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KyleC

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Giving this a go as well. I used your recipe more or less. Ratios seem a lot better than the video.
I forgot to factor in the cold weather here so it’s a slow fermentation. SG went from 1.080 to 1.052 in a week.
tastes very sweet still but otherwise pretty good.
Keen to taste the final product.
 

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I tried a dry version and it was vile - to my tastes though. The sweet one is gorgeous, and even nicer with coconut rum. 😁
 

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I tried a dry version and it was vile - to my tastes though. The sweet one is gorgeous, and even nicer with coconut rum. 😁
Coconut rum sounds like a fantastic addition. I still have half a bottle so I’ll definitely give that a go!
 

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Coconut rum sounds like a fantastic addition. I still have half a bottle so I’ll definitely give that a go!
I pop some in the glass though, not in the actual wine. Not sure if I'm confusing you sorry lol
 

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I pop some in the glass though, not in the actual wine. Not sure if I'm confusing you sorry lol
Just bottled mine and it is great!

I also poured a decent glass and added some coconut rum into the glass. This would be a fantastic summer drink! Shame it’s now entering winter in Australia haha.

thanks for a great recipe!
 

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Just bottled mine and it is great!

I also poured a decent glass and added some coconut rum into the glass. This would be a fantastic summer drink! Shame it’s now entering winter in Australia haha.

thanks for a great recipe!
My absolute pleasure Kyle!
 

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Stopped fermentation on mine yesterday at 1.014 to keep it sweet and racked it into a clean dj to clear. The mint is slightly overpowering at the moment, tastes almost medicinal lol, but I reckon it will mellow nicely.
 

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I think the mint is supposed to be strong in this - but sounds like you need more lime for your taste buds to balance it out, as the mint helps with the sweetness as well. :D

If you find it's too sweet for you already then don't add coconut rum lol
 

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Looks fab! I need some more of this too! Now I have the all-rounder I could carbonate it in that too! Yay!!
 

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And long may it last Lisa.

As an aside my late fathers winemaking activities meant most who dared to visit our home went out pickled.
At my Mothers funeral hundreds turned out,There was no room for them all in the church.

By the sound of things you are exceeding even his production rates.
If you have teenage kids you are going to be the celebration of the county :beer1:
 

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Hi @LisaMC

As our most experienced Mojito Kilju brewer, can you advise your latest thoughts on the best recipe and process to use please?
 

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The things I would change from the original are:-

Use all parts of the mint including the stalks
Double the lime
Extra lime at the end as it doesn't come through as well as the mint does
Make fining it the very last thing, after stabilising and sweetening ☺
 

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And long may it last Lisa.

As an aside my late fathers winemaking activities meant most who dared to visit our home went out pickled.
At my Mothers funeral hundreds turned out,There was no room for them all in the church.

By the sound of things you are exceeding even his production rates.
If you have teenage kids you are going to be the celebration of the county :beer1:
They are 25 and 26 John, eldest has left home. They get regular supplies lol 😁

I've moved on to beer now - a little more challenging but I love it!
 

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I've moved on to beer now - a little more challenging but I love it!
That's surprising, as I find beer much easier than wine to make.
Quantities of beer may be a bit more challenging, but I found getting a good country wine to be much harder than an acceptable pint (or 40)
 

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It's the technical side that i've been struggling with, but i think i've cracked it now. Water additions, equipment etc. I think there's always more to learn ☺
 
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