Lime Hard Seltzer Recipe Kit - White Claw Clone Recipe
While it will not whisk you off to tropical climates, this lime seltzer is a delicious beverage. Light in body and with sparkling carbonation, this fermented delight is sure to please. Pure dextrose, water and an aggressive yeast strain all combine to produce an elixir of exquisite quality. Sit back, crack one open, and let the waves of enjoyment envelope you!
When you keep it simple, clean, and all-natural, it’s easy to create a superior beverage.
Note: Yeast is included in the kit
- Style: Alternative Fermentation
- Fermentation Range: 60-80F
- Original Gravity: 1.035
- SRM: 0
- IBUs: 0
- ABV: 5.5%
- Aroma: Bright lime citrus note
- Appearance: Crystal clear with no color
- Flavor: Bold, slightly tart lime citrus with a slight carbonic bite
- Mouthfeel: Very light body with a tongue-tingling effervescence
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Hard Seltzer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Development Brewer:
“Hard seltzer waters are all the rage these days, so why not ride the wave? This kit is a very simple and straightforward fermentation consisting only of dextrose (corn sugar). The resulting product is boozy water, coming in right at about 5.5% ABV and is then flavored with all-natural crystallized lime powder.
To ensure the best results with this kit, be sure to follow the directions and add the yeast nutrient packets according to the schedule described. Adding yeast nutrients in staggered additions ensures that the yeast remain happy and healthy and will avoid any off-flavors that stressed out yeast can generate.
The fermentation will be complete within 2 weeks or so, but be sure to leave this batch sit for a few additional weeks to allow the yeast to drop out of solution and leave behind a clear beverage.
We have also included more flavoring than likely needed, so you can decide how intense to make the flavor - add a little at a time and taste until you are happy with the taste."
So, I don't like seltzer but my douche friends do so I made this. Everyone says it's way better than the commercial versions so there's that.
Brewing notes - it is important to ensure temp and yeast nutrient as it can stall and doing a natural carbonation can be a bit of a challenge (I ended up doing a augmented forced carbonation). I also used ALL of the lime flavor as I thought it should taste like something so.....
If you like or need to have seltzer on tap this is the one.
This is the first seltzer kit I’ve attempted. It was extremely fast to brew. There is no one hour boil that is required for beer. The instructions say to only use half of the flavoring crystals but I used the entire package because I wanted a stronger lemon lime flavor and it turned out great! I made this for my wife but I find myself drinking it as well. I’ll definitely be making this again and experimenting with different flavors.
We have made this 3 times now. It's a hit every time.
Fermentation was not typical of an extract kit. Probably needs a little more sugar on fermentation as my batch ended up a little flat. But I’ll try this one again for sure.
Tricky fermentation, it does not show much obvious bubbling. - unless I missed it the first night. A little bit of a yeasty taste. The lime flavor packet needs to be at least twice as much as there is not much lime flavor.