Lemon Lime Hard Seltzer

Decided to make a hard seltzer for Mandy and Andy’s wedding celebration. We will have 6 of our beers and I think this will make a good option since we will not be serving hard liquor.

September 19, 2021

5 gallons Hard Seltzer

5 lb Corn Sugar

5 gallons Purified Drinking Water

1 pack Omega Lutra Kveik Yeast

1 pack 28g Propper Seltzer Yeast Nutrient

2 bottles 14.8 oz ea. Sodastream Lemon Lime Natural Flavor

Bring 2 gallons water to boil. Turn off heat. Slowly pour in corn sugar, stirring constantly until completely dissolved.

Add yeast nutrient and stir.

Chill to temperature range for yeast.

Transfer to clean and sanitized carboy.

Add remaining water.

Check gravity – OG = 1.036

Oxygenate and pitch yeast.

Cap with airlock.

1 week into fermentation add yeast nutrient (1 tsp Dimmonium Phosphate).

September 27, 2021

Racked to 5 gal. keg. Placed in refrigerator to cold crash.

FG = .994 = 5.5% abv

1 week before serving, pour off settled bits from bottom of keg.

Remove from refrigerator. Open keg and stir in contents of 2 Sodastrean flavors. STIR WELL.

Replace lid and move back to refrigerator. Carbonate on high psi (20 – 25 psi ?)

Day before serving, pull out to force carbonate just to make sure. Hard seltzers should be well carbonated.

Serve at normal to slightly higher beer serving pressure.

SERVE ON ICE.

Saturday October 9 – The Wedding Celebration

I was sure this was going to be a dud but to everyones surprise, it turned out fantastic. We had to caution the people drinking it because it was 5.5% abv but you could not taste the alcohol. We ended up serving with ice to dilute a little bit and take up some of the space in the cups (22 oz.). This seltzer was a big hit as was all the beer. We easily emptied all 7 kegs and received many positive comments about how good it all was.

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