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Old 10-19-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Call me crazy....lemon lime fermentation?

but what the heck...was feeling adventurous last night.

So I had all this leftover pop (soda for the Americans) and thought...hmmm.

2 litres of carbonated Lemon/Limeade
250g table sugar
1/4 multi-vitamin tablet, crushed
baking soda
pH paper
Lalvin EC-1118 yeast

-Poured the pop into a pot
-Measured pH (around 3.5), used sodium bicarbonate to bring it up to around 5.5
-Added vitamin powder
-Brought to boil and added sugar (to remove CO2) (watch out for fizzing when slowly adding sugar to hot pop).
-Boiled 5 min
-Cooled to around 30C
-Hydrated 1/4 sachet of yeast
-Transferred back into cleaned/sanitized 2L PET bottle
-Pitched yeast
-added blow off tubing to top of bottle

OG: 1.094

Today there is bubbling and activity, though less than I thought I might see. I'm not optimistic for the health of the yeast...I really should have had some more nutrients than what I added...no fats, amino acids etc...though I could have added some diet pop and given them Phenylalanine

We'll see what she's like in a few weeks....

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Old 10-19-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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i would have used yeast nutrient instead of the vitamin but let us know how it works out.
i make a mikes hard lemonade clone that turns out good with canned frozen lemonade and dry malt extract. the yeast nutrient is crucial to get fermentation started.

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mine or his?

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Mine, yours sounds ok! Yeah, I don't think this is going to work out very well...
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Did the pop have any preservatives in it? That could screw over the yeast.

Also, wow, that's an interesting concoction. Do tell how it turns out.

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Ya definitely the pop concoction. I can't imagine what pop would actually taste like if you fermented out a large portion of the sugar - scratch that, I don't think I want to imagine.

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i would have used yeast nutrient instead of the vitamin but let us know how it works out.
In no way was this worth wasting any money on! I can't imagine this being decent, even if it *did* ferment properly...
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I think I remember reading about someone fermenting out Coke or Pepsi once. I don't think it turned out too great.

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Reminds me of a recipe in the October issue of BYO (just the soda part but I will share the recipe anyway):


2# Pilsner Malt
1#Wheat Malt
10oz Flaked wheat
6oz flaked oats
40 12oz cans of Mountian Dew
5 zested oranges
4 AAU styrian goldings for 45min
Belgian Wit Yeast


Odd concoction I'll say but I am the curious type so I am sure I will be trying soon

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