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Old 01-07-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hi all. I guess this is the place for this post. I was wondering (since I just got my first keg set up) if anyone has tried to make some different carbonated drinks. I was thinking of trying a couple of bottles of vodka mixed with about 4 gallons of koolaid and carbonating. Just for fun. It might turn out good. I was also thinking of some vodka mixed with gatorade and carbonating this. It would be a good drink and hard to get a hang over from because of the electrolytes. Anyone?

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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Be VERY careful about adding yeast to Kool-Aid and similar products, then capping immediately. The sugar content will likely create the infamous BOTTLE BOMB!

A possible solution would be to mix your Kool-Aid with lactose, Splenda, or other non-fermentable sweetener, then prime and bottle as usual.

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:15 AM   #3
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Oh, I should have mentioned that I was not going to add yeast at all. See, we used to make the same drink (koolaid/vodka) in college mixed in a (new, clean) trashcan and call it "jungle juice" because people would be swinging from the ceiling in no time. Anyway, I was just going to take this same drink and carbonate it.

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I'm assuming you keg, then? Otherwise it will be quite difficult to carbonate without yeast.

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:29 AM   #5
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Oh ok. I was wondering why you brought up bottle bombs. Then I pictured my keg blowing up...along with my house Yes, it will be in a keg. I just put my first batch in my new keg, never have done this before so I am very excited and thinking of all the things I can carbonate. My friends quickly voted no on my carbonated chocolate milk idea. But yes it will be in a keg. Have you ever done anything like this.?

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I make homemade soda all the time using a DIY rig that'll pressurize a one or two liter bottle with CO2. It tastes great - our favorite is just a simple mix of raspberry Crystal Light. Coffee flavoring syrups are good, too. You can make an excellent cream soda with some vanilla syrup. I imagine you'd get the same good results with a tasty vodka drink mix and a forced carbonated keg. Funny that you mention chocolate milk - I tried that once just for grins - it's really foamy and tastes like sh!t.

I've avoided anything other than beer in my kegs since I made a batch of root beer from concentrate. It took FOREVER to get rid of the root beer smell in that keg. OxyClean was the solution to ridding the root beer forever.

And I should read more carefully...you mentioned kegging in the first post!

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No problem. I think I will try a soda to at some point....with vodka. Everything goes better with vodka.

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ive got a kaluah recipe, thats about it...

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I have several of these - http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=18250

Gonna use them to experiment carbonating different stuff in 2 liter bottles as soon as I get around to it...

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Lemonade, limeade, and vodka. Throw it in a keg and carbonate the crap out of it... great summer drink.

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