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Jasper24

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Good day everyone

Does or have any of you make a lemon lime wine from raw fruit. Does anyone have a recipe for a wine using the actual fruit instead of juices from concentrate. I am about to start a wine using the fruit and I was hoping for some help. I am looking for something a little more 7-Up or Sprite tasting as oppose to lemonade tasting.

I have 17 pounds of lemons coming in and 10 pounds of limes. I am hoping to puree this all down to use in my must. After taking the acid level I have a calculating app that will tell me how much sugar and water I need to add to get around and SG of 1.100. I also plan on making this a sparkling wine and i want to have some sweetness to it.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks Hallie
 

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If I were doing it, I'd follow the process outline in the Skeeter Pee process. Substitute your squeezed lemons & limes for the bottled juice that is called for.
 

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I'd use less juice per gallon, too, to get a more watered down/7up taste. Maybe some white grape concentrate.
 

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Thanks guys for the replys. Would you suggest the use of tannis as well as calcium carbonate to bring the acid down.

Hallie
 

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Good day all

Well I am off to a brave start. No real recipe just kind of winging this one. 10 pounds of limes juiced along with 17 pounds of lemons. Initial SG of 1.090 not as high as I wanted but it will do.

I have a yeast starter going and will be adding that tomorrow after everything has a chance to settle down.

I cut the acid with calcium carbonate down to .60 and the must had a nice almost soda taste to it. Pretty much what I was going for.

I also made an extra gallon of must. Once I go into the carboy I should have an extra gallon that I plan on distilling into something nice and strong. I have done the same with watermelon and blackberry wine that I am currently letting age.

Wish me luck thanks Hallie.
 

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Houston we have fermentation

Good day all

Sunday I put the yeast in the bucket and today it is going like gang busters.

I was a little worried that the yeast would have trouble after reading skeeter pee . I got lucky and the yeast didn't have any trouble with this being a lemon lime wine.

Well I am off to watch the bubble.

Hallie
 

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