I make a Light Lager that turns out really nice. Clean. Easy Drinker. Been said like Coors Light. (have at it, break out the canoe jokes, ask why, etc. The style has it's place and it's fun to actually be able to pull it off clean) Anyway, it mixes really good with lemonade for a shandy, so I've been thinking about doing that. But it's only 4.2%; I don't want 2.1% Shandy with a 50/50 mix. The Lemonade I have mixed in the fridge, always, is a powder mix stuff, sugar free. So, with that, I'm thinking boil twice as long top off with Lemonade to 5-5.5 gallons and ferment as usual. Lemonade mix might affect ferment? Deal with water/Ph .. I think I'd need to make some correct water for that much top off? OR Do that, ferment first, top off with lemonade mix at kegging or just before cold conditioning? (not lagering, not a freezer, so can't get cold enough, not going to call it lagering) OR Make 5 gallon batch at 2x ABV,go to two kegs with 1/2 Lemonade each and end with 10 gallons. Might be more than I really want. Changing it up that much isn't the same base beer; different result. OR Mix it as I go.. kind of a PIA, would rather just go pull the tap and pour a shandy.. and not a 2.1% Double Imperial ODoul's shandy... I like low ABV, but come on man. OR Make a 2.5-3 gallon batch. Well, I'm kinda set up for 5 gallons, so not sure how that would go. A lot of change in the whole system scaling down by half. OR ?? Any experience, suggestions? I've been rattling on this for a couple of months now. Yes, I should make real lemonade, but this stuff is fine, I drink it all the time... coffee, water, sugar free lemonade, beer.