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bodger

Lemonade?

Here's what might seem to be a strange question, but as usual, I have a cunning plan.
How many lemons would you expect to put into a 75cl bottle of home made type lemonade?
horace

Won,t it be a tight squeeze trying to get them through the bottle neck  
Gareth

More than you would want to pay for........... the best price I can get a tray of about 100 lemons for from the local fruit & veg merchants is 8.00 to 9.00.

If you are looking to make and sell sparkling naturally carbonated soft drink products then go down the Ginger Beer, Dandelion & Burdock, Aniseed, Elderflower, Rosehip, etc. route (even my Bucks fizz recipe published here on OTG). These flavours have become very popular in this area for those not wishing to drink an alcoholic beverage.................. Christmas is coming: think presents & designated drivers!

These can also be naturally fermented into low alcohol small beers of 1-2% ABV which are also becoming very popular around here.
bodger

Lemonade will do quite nicely for starters.

Lemons are pretty expensive at this time of the year, but are much cheaper in the summer. Most of our cider making equipment is unused in the summer, so as I said, we may have the semblance of a cunning plan.
We saw this well known brand in our local garden centre on Monday and were amazed to see that 5% citric acid was shown on the list of ingredients.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=belvoir+lemonade&tbm=shop

This MAY mean that not a lot of lemons have gone into it but I was wondering just how much lemon does have to go into each bottle to make it look and taste authentic.
bodger

I'm thinking that this might be the piece of kit to do the job.

http://www.ukjuicers.com/orange-x-mid-size-citrus-juicer-black
Gareth

bodger wrote:
Lemonade will do quite nicely for starters.

Most of our cider making equipment is unused in the summer, so as I said, we may have the semblance of a cunning plan.


But that is the point isn't it John.

Lemons and Ginger all year round, Dandelions April & May, Elderflower June, Summer fruits July & August, Hedgerow Berries August & September, Cider October & November, Rosehips (from frozen) November & December.

Dried Elderflower, Dandelion & Burdock, and Rosehips can be used anytime of year; I have proven on several occasions that Pops, small beers and wine can be brewed from them whatever the month or season is.
bodger

Re: Lemonade?

bodger wrote:
Here's what might seem to be a strange question, but as usual, I have a cunning plan.
How many lemons would you expect to put into a 75cl bottle of home made type lemonade?


The point is that I've made an enquiry about how many lemons you would expect to go into the make up of a bottle of lemonade. I haven't the time or the inclination to go gathering nuts in May.
kat_lewis

Bodger, I have a recipe that uses 24 lemons, 4 cups sugar and then some water. This is a recipe for a large batch of lemonade ( about 2litres) not quite sure of true amount as I just fill a dispenser I bought in USA.

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