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vahallasbrew2 03-28-2012 01:28 AM

Mountain dew mead!!!!
 
I'm a genius I'm gonna make a mead using mountain dew :D

H-ost 03-28-2012 02:20 AM

What?? I know nothing of meads so.... What??

vahallasbrew2 03-28-2012 02:40 AM

I'm gonna make a mead using mountain do instead of water sooo say for a gallon batch I'm ill use a pound and 1/2 of honey melted down with say 1/3 gallon of water then the rest be mountain dew I think it would would and the sugar in mw would aid in producing food for the yeast and be sweet along with the honey. It's a shot in the dark but I think it would be pretty darn good my two cents wort of course.

lcf8088 03-28-2012 02:59 AM

Subscribed to see how this turns out

brewingmeister 03-28-2012 03:17 AM

A real genius would know your creation wouldn't be called mead.

good luck with your skeeter pee though.

voltin 03-28-2012 03:41 AM

You are going to have a hard time getting the yeast to take hold in the soda, because of the preservatives contained in Mountain Dew. Sodium Benzoate, the chief preservative in MD, will at the very least inhibit healthy yeast growth, and at worst kill the yeast outright.

rstewy2 03-28-2012 03:44 AM

I've heard of people fermenting straight cola with a good pitch of yeast. I don't think it should be a problem diluted.

Insomniac 03-28-2012 08:04 AM

Theres a thread on here with someone trying to ferment mountain dew throwback. Dont think it went well but might be worth hunting down.

huesmann 03-28-2012 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewingmeister (Post 3936689)
A real genius would know your creation wouldn't be called mead.

OK, genius, why don't you educate him: why wouldn't it be mead, since the primary fermentable sugar will be honey?

brewingmeister 03-28-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huesmann (Post 3937322)
why wouldn't it be mead, since the primary fermentable sugar will be honey?

traditional mead is water, honey and yeast...nothing else.

the hbt wiki has a list of variants; http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Mead

what he is attempting would be more of a skeeter pee energy drink


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