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Posted by Eric (June 27, 2007 at 4:34 pm)
I’m most likely one of many few non-restaurateurs who must know tips on how to make 5 gallons of iced tea, but when there are another A/C-hating, do-it-yourselfer fathers of enormous households on the market, right here’s my recipeâ€”which you see my sons Nate and Sam and I testing out one night right here to the precise.
However first, a proof. Final week I took trip time to construct a big playhouse/fort within the yard. I’ll publish an article about that quickly, as soon as all of the free ends are tied up. But it surely was fairly sizzling final week, and it’s been sizzling all month. We lastly bought sick of creating 5 and 6 pitcher of iced tea a day and determined to make an entire lot suddenly.
First after all you’ll want a 5 gallon cooler. Plus a field of Lipton Chilly Brew “Pitcher Size” iced tea luggage, and a big bottle of lemon juice, and a colander the precise measurement to put within the prime of the cooler with out it dropping all the way in which down.
Open up the iced tea luggage and place them within the colander, on the counter. You don’t need any tea luggage steeping an excessive amount of or too little, so wait till you’ve unpacked them allâ€”22 totalâ€”earlier than dropping the colander into the water.
Why the colander? This manner you retain all of the tea luggage collectively, and there’s a lot much less probability that you just’ll depart one behind and wind up busting it open if you’re mixing within the sugar and lemon juice. That’s an actual drag. Just about ruins the lot.
As for the water, I normally use filtered water for something I’m going to drink, however it could take a couple of day to get 5 gallons out of our RO system, so faucet water it’s. If you happen to’ve bought a crew working, one man can fill the cooler whereas the others are unwrapping the tea luggage.
Submerge the tea luggage within the water and allow them to steep for about 4 minutes. The same old time is three, but it surely looks as if this quantity wants an additional minute.
Take away the colander and place it in a bowl the place you possibly can safely squeeze the luggage out with out worrying about breaking considered one of them. Pour the salvaged tea goodness from the bowl in to the cooler.
I like my tea reasonably candy and really lemony. So I exploit 6 fluid ounces of lemon juice and a couple of.25 cups of sugar for a five-gallon batch.
Now you’ve bought to refrigerate the tea. Fortuitously I’ve a fridge devoted to beer brewing, the place there’s normally room for a 5 gallon cooler, particularly in summer time once I not often brew, it being too sizzling to ferment wort on the low temperatures I think about very best for a superb ale.
I’d like to know if anybody tries this recipe. It’s no stroke of genius or something, but it surely is likely to be good to know what sort of quantity of lemon juice and sugar you want for such a big batchâ€”and in regards to the tea bag bursting downside; I’d have appreciated the data. However having found it myself, I’m sharing it with the world.
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