- Oct 22, 2010
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Is this basically like Mike's Hard Lemonade?
I almost boil the water and steep the bags with a lid on the pot for about an hour, and then I let the bags sit in the primary for about 1 week. It gives it a real strong tea flavor.Tea Bags! What a great idea! Do you put them in right in the begining and them pull them when you rack to the secondary?
Remember to throw the rule book out with Skeeter Pee. This is what you make for YOU. IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE CLEAR....IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE DEGASSED...hell, if you want to drink it on ice even before the fermenting is done and enjoy a bit of bubble, why not? Others may think I am a bit Bohemian about that, but I like my Skeeter Pee Tea with a bit of bubble in it and a bit of yeasty taste. It's more liquor than wine. I use my empty gallon spring water bottles for storage because the lid allows for continued fermentation...I add 1 can of frozen juice concentrate per gallon (lemonade or OJ) prior to syphoning into gallons. Add sugar/splenda to the liquor on ice when you are ready to enjoy it (if you are a sissy and can't drink hard liquor.)My Ice tea just will not degass... Been goin alot longer than the pee that's just finished. Is there a trick to tea I'm missing here?
So you use the tea and tea bags (1 week in primary) and no Realemon?I almost boil the water and steep the bags with a lid on the pot for about an hour, and then I let the bags sit in the primary for about 1 week. It gives it a real strong tea flavor.
I've done both, use just the lees and/or use the lemon juice, too. If I am going to the store soon, I use the lemon juice...if I'm not, I just use the tea and lees. I then add the OJ or lemonade concentrate at 1 can/gal when putting into the gallon water jugs.....so call it SKEETER TEADo you still use the lemon juice as the base or just your lees and water?
I use regular tea bags and keep them in the primary until 1st rack...actually...1st rack is my last rack...I add my concentrated frozen juice then and just enjoy a gallon at a time. Neighbors visit when they know I am racking and I send them home with a gallon. The whole thing costs me about 2.50/gallon, tops!Thanks , how many bags per gallon have you been using? & do you use reg ones or the large family bags?