Seltzer is just carbonated water. It’s fizzy, it doesn’t really taste like anything, and in the US right now, it’s insanely popular.
But why? Where did seltzer come from? Why is it having a moment? Is seltzer bad for you? It is the same thing as mineral water? And why do so many people call it seltzer instead of sparkling water or fizzy water?
This is the story of how America became obsessed with seltzer.
MAKE HARD SELTZER
HARD SELTZER (Lemon)
BATCH SIZE: 5 gallons
Heat 6 Gallons to 170F and add:
4 grams Yeast Nutrient
4 grams Calcium Chloride
Red Star Premier Champagne Blanc
Add 14oz citrus juice to keg