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Old 04-09-2017, 06:43 AM   #31
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Kicked off the blueberry pink lemonade yesterday. Added 1L of white grape concentrate, half the f-pack, and sugar to get me to 1.086. The f-pack is dark blue and lemony. We will see how it ends up, but I may kick it up with some tartaric to give it some zing.

Or would it be preferable to use citric?
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Kicked off the blueberry pink lemonade yesterday. Added 1L of white grape concentrate, half the f-pack, and sugar to get me to 1.086. The f-pack is dark blue and lemony. We will see how it ends up, but I may kick it up with some tartaric to give it some zing.

Or would it be preferable to use citric?
Is that the 1L white grape concentrate from LP?
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Is that the 1L white grape concentrate from LP?
Indeed, it is!

I'd also purchased the 1lb container of corn sugar, but ended up using that on the guava.
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Racked today - SG 0.992. We left yesterday for an out of town overnighter, so I snapped the lid down and added an airlock. It did just fine - plenty of CO2 left in there and still bubbling the airlock after racking with the AllinOne.
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Sounds like it's done. Will be interested in knowing the flavor and smell profile of that cheap kit, the name sounds good.
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I want to try the Blueberry Pink Lemonade too. I'll have a an empty fermenter and carboy very soon, and this does sound like a nice summertime drink. I'm wondering if I'll find it locally, or I'll have to order. Is there a preferred place to order from?

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Bob: I got mine from Label Peelers.
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I also got my lemonade kit from Label Peelers. My LHBS is more focused on beer, so they are good for ingredients and reagents, but not so much for kits.

My Pink Lemonade finished at 0.992 @ 70F, and is now clearing. It is about 11% ABV with my sugar addition. I'm not in a huge hurry for it, so I'm letting it clear per the instructions. The taste so far is typical for an IM kit without any F-pack added. Very light on flavor, mostly dominated by the yeast.
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Thanks Jim and Steve. I checked out Label Peelers, but also like to support the two local suppliers unless there's a big price difference. I called the mom and pop shop nearest to me first. They didn't have the blueberry, but did have the Pink Lemonade (priced at $75). While I wasn't set on getting the absolute best price, the difference was substantial, so I was upfront and told them about the online sale prices for these kits. They offered to match the price on the Pink lemonade, so I'm going there after work today to buy that. Also, when I stopped at my daughter's house on the way home from work, I asked her what she thought about trying a Hard Pink Lemonade. Her response was "Daddy, you need to make that for me.", so I guess that's settled. I appreciate him giving me the discount, and I've been getting to know the couple who own the shop pretty well. He's been asking about buying thornless blackberry vines from me, so when I get those ready for him, I'll treat him extra well too.

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