From the HBD Archive
From: STROUD <>
Subject: Lemon Beer ???????
Date: 1992-03-06 15:43:00 GMT

This may not answer the question posed about making a "lemon beer", but I
thought that it might be of interest anyway:

According to "Reliable Receipts", an 1889 compilation of recipes from the
Ladies of the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, MA, when it comes
to beverages, the lemon "surpasses all other fruits." The following fizzy
concoction is "reminiscent of a light beer (to keep the gentlemen happy)
without containing any demon alcohol."


2 large lemons (about 12 oz total)
1 gallon water
2 cups sugar
1 cake fresh yeast

Slice the lemons thinly. Heat the water to 110 degrees F. in a large stockpot.
Remove from the heat, add the lemon slices and remaining ingredients and stir
to dissolve the sugar and yeast. Cover and set aside at room temperature
overnight. Serve over ice.

Makes 1 gallon.

Good luck (maybe this could be turned into a real beer by replacing the sugar
with malt),

Steve Stroud

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