May 10, 2011
April 25, 2011
Vladimir Aleksandrov asked this question: “How did you make your flavored pee? I follow your recipe on the SP website but i would love to make some strawberry SP!!!! Summer is upon us my friend enjoy!!!”
Well Vladimir, keeping in mind that the beverage by nature is lemon based, I presume you’re OK with the lemon flavor, but you’d like the strawberry flavor to be more noticeable. Here are a couple of options that I could suggest. I put them in order of least flavor to most possible flavor.
Option 1: If you start your Skeeter Pee by using a slurry from a strawberry wine, it will carry a subtle hint of strawberry in the finished product.
Option 2: When you start your Skeeter Pee, put some fresh or frozen strawberries in with the lemon juice in the primary fermenter. Add a ¼ tsp. of pectic enzyme per gallon of Skeeter Pee to prevent a pectin haze. Let the must sit the 24-48 hours before adding the yeast or slurry.
Option 3: If you’re looking for a more pronounced strawberry flavor, you can add strawberry flavors when the Skeeter Pee is finished fermenting. When it comes time to sweeten by adding the sugar at the end, reduce the amount of sugar and replace it with one or more of the choices below. Be aware that the additions of juice to finished Skeeter Pee can create cloudiness or haze. If you wait to add your Sparkolloid until after the addition of the juice, the Sparkolloid might clear the juice’s cloudiness.
- Strawberry frozen juice concentrate found at the grocery store. It usually comes mixed with other fruit flavors or juices. e.g. Old Orchard offers an Apple-Kiwi-Strawberry and an Apple-Strawberry-Banana
- Strawberry daiquiri mix.
- Strawberry powdered drink mix (e.g. Kool-aid – adds color and artificial flavor)
- A strawberry flavored syrup available at brewing supply houses or coffee specialty shops.
Option 4: You can also add flavoring at the time of serving. Some people like mixing their Skeeter Pee with juice or a carbonated soft drink. Others add fruit at the time of serving. Doing it this way creates more work at serving time, but it also gives you the freedom to serve a variety of flavors from a single batch. If you go this way, you might want to consider making your Skeeter Pee a bit stronger than normal by adding more lemon and sugar or by reducing your water. Mixing at the time of serving will dilute the alcohol and flavor.
April 20, 2011
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Few minor updates to our recipe page, to clear up some common misconceptions.
Hope you are all ready for the upcoming summer (for the fans north of the equator). Have lots of Skeeter Pee bottled and ready to go.
May 15, 2011
Sure… it might “hit the spot” on a hot summer’s day, but other than that, why should you drink Skeeter Pee? A simple web search for “health benefits of lemon” will provide you with a long list of reasons to add more lemon to your diet. Just choose from these lemon bennies: digestive aid, mood enhancer, arthritis reliever, sore throat comfort, blood pressure controller, headache cure, respiratory improver, liver detoxifier, fever reducer, weight loss aid, free radical scavenger, antiseptic wash, skin rejuvenator, kidney stone preventer, immune system boost, diuretic aid, and scurvy cure. It seems lemons do everything except cure cancer…. oh, wait… recent studies show…….
Tastes like lemonade, but it also has the qualities that the fermentation leaves behind, much like a wine.
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