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#1 PsyBearknot

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

While playing around being Brew Buddie for Other Bear (who I refer to now as Brew Daddy!) I have also been playing around making soda.

Although a naturally flavors soda is nice some times it's good to have a solid strong soda flavor. You can find extracts in limited flavors but I have found a great source of flavors...has some vitamin c in it...what do you ask? I say WHO should you ask!

HEY KOOL-AID!

You need
2 cups (14.5 oz) sugar
1/8 tsp champaign yeast
Water
Kool-aid flavor packet - the one sugar is added to
2 liter bottle
2 liters of water
Measuring cups funnels ect...

Here's the process I use

Heat 2 cups of water till boil
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Measure 2 cups - 14.5 oz sugarimage.jpg

Take water off heat let boil come to rest and add sugar mixing till completly dissolved.
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Once dissolved cool to 100-105
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In 1 cup of water bloom 1/8 tsp champaign yeast by adding to water around 100-105 degrees and let hydrate for 5 min.
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Pour sugar syrup into bottle
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Fill Half way with water and shake well

Pour yeast into bottle and top off to about 1 inch under the neck Of the bottle. Shake well
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Add flavor packets and shake well....let sit for 20 min and shake well again

Let set at room temp 68-70 for 48 hours or until pressurized at same level as store bought soda and chill over night image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Lessons learned
Do not ferment in glass
Do not ferment for over 2 days
The yeast and sugar create a massive amount of pressure in these bottles and they can and will explode.

I put each bottle in a trash bag and cinch it
Put all the soda bottle bags into another trash bag and cinch that.
This will provide you protection from exploding soda. The loose bags dissipate the explosion and should not tear/leak

I e had a 2 liter of root beer explode that was in a rubber maid tub and it blew the tub apart and soaked my whole closet.
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

LOL you crack me up.  I considered making alcoholic lemon/lime Gatorade once but I sobered up before I ever tried it.

 

How do you like your koolade?


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:50 PM

Wow brother, you are making some Tropical PUNCH, lol.

Keep up the good work my friend.
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

I like the flavor profile of the kool-aid. May be a memory as a kid but I have always loved the stuff.

But the natural flavored sodas just don't cut it.

I'm talking BBQ, fried chicken, fried fish, pizza or some hot wings...ya just need a strong sugary carbonated drink to cut through it all not "light notes of blackberry, basil and lemon grass round out a lightly carbonate fizz that tickles the nose with delight"

Hell no, ya need that nice Hawaiian punch on your mug to hold up with that food!

Ya spooner, man glad ya sobered up on that idea... These sodas do have a tiny amount of alcohol from the fermentation process but it's so tiny you have to drink like 5 gallons to get a beers worth o booze.
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:06 PM

I hear ya brother, I was just kind of picturing a hybrid cross between Hawaiian Punch and vodka and it made me laugh. Not to say that I wouldn't like it, Hawaiian Punch was one of my favorites when I was a kid and I still like it (some would say I'm still a kid, lol). I give you kudos for your efforts my brewing Bear brother, and will await your next installment.

Peace and friendship,
Juth

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

Actually Bear, I was going to add enough cane sugar to make it about 12% like my mead,  sort of a nice summer wine for a hot day instead of lemonade.  Made some pineapple wine that way that was real refreshing but kicked like a mule.


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