BrewBlog: Loco Lemon Hex
Brewer: Kjell Wygant
Brew Date: February 26, 2008
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Calories: 232 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Bottles
ABV: 8.5%
ABW: 6.7%
Bottling ABV: 9%
Batch No: 1
OG: 1.072
OG (Plato): 17.51° P
FG: 1.008
FG (Plato): 2.05° P
Real Extract: 4.85° P
App. Atten.: 88.3%
Real Atten.: 72.3%
Status: Primary
General Information
Method: Extract
Cost: $15

I made this recipe for my wife since she likes Mikes Hard Lemonade so much, and at a cost of $15/5 gallons vs. $7.99/sixpack she likes it even better.

I had made hard cider once with some help from Kevin Delange from Dry Dock. So I just used the same basic pricipal for lemonade.

Loco Lemon Hex is named after a fishing fly The Lemon Hex, a mayfly. It's Loco because she says thats how it made her feel...loco

4.00 pounds Sucrose (Table Sugar)  

5 one gallon jugs of Sam's Club Lemonade

3 Fresh Lemons Zested

Squeeze Lemon juice and pulp from same three zested lemons

4lbs Beet Sugar




Combine all containers of lemonade in your fermentor.

Zest lemons

Sqeeze and pulp lemons into fermentor

Add beet sugar

Fill with water to just over 5 gallon mark


Pitch yeast at 70 degrees

Let it go for as long as it takes to attenuate

(1st time it took 1.5 months @ 65deg, 2nd time the batch was twice as large and is still going after 4months but a bit cooler @60...may have to adjust temp)

When complete, rack to clarify (gelatin could be used and maybe used next time)

Special Procedures

Get the yeast from GW KENT Brewery supply company at


500 gram pakage for $17

Primary: 45 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 20 days @ 68° F
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