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Old 09-12-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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I am trying to make a butterscotch soda, similar to "Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer"....well actually I'm trying to make exactly that, but without the $6 for 40oz price tag.

The method I would prefer is fermentation, but so far my bottles have had a very yeasty taste. I have Red Star champagne yeast. Simplicity is also very important for me. This is the first thing I've tried to make.

Here is what I tried http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-...#axzz3APG8H2fw I substituted brown sugar and butter extract hoping it would work, not so much. The smell is perfect when I first mix it but the taste is not there.

Thank you very much to anyone that can help!

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Old 09-14-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Have you tried making a thin butterscotch with evaporated milk or even a caramel with sugar and water? You can probably ferment using yeast nutrients.

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Old 09-14-2014, 04:42 PM   #3
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I Have not tried that. Is yeast nutrient for flavor or instead of yeast?

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Old 09-15-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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http://www.quarryspoon.com/2014/05/m...utterbeer.html I've never tried the Reed's product you referenced, but this recipe has never let me down.

Yeast nutrient is typically used as a supplement to make up for nitrogen and other nutrients that yeasts need to ferment well. Lack of nitrogen usually leads to off flavors, whereas using a nutrient will give a cleaner tasting fermented soda. It's not necessarily used instead of yeast.

Don't ever try an apple or grape soda using juices without a yeast nutrient unless you prefer a nice rotten egg smell to your soda.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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Ahhhh ok. Thanks I was wondering what that nutrient was. I was hoping there would be an easy recipe like melting butterscotch candies into a glass lol. No such thing I guess. The "local" brewer supply store is almost two hours away. I don't plan on making apple soda lol, but I'm very grateful for the advice lol. Thank you.

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Well, if you wanted to go that route, there's nothing wrong with making a syrup from butterscotch candies and water and adding to carbonated water. Just get about a pound of those bright yellow butterscotch buttons, crush them and heat in about 1 to 1 1/4 cups water until dissolved, then you have syrup for 1 gallon of soda.

I've done that with cinnamon imperials and it works just fine.

If you're going to ferment that, you can use the full gallon of water to dissolve the candies and it will be quicker. If you're looking for a cleaner taste, you'll definitely want the yeast nutrient. I think I used Fermaid K though that link is for a full pound, which would last through well over 400 gallons of soda. 1g/gallon should be sufficient.

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Old 09-17-2014, 08:30 PM   #7
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That sounds significantly more easy lol. Thank you so much. I'll try it and post back...soon as I can find yeast nutrient.

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:24 PM   #8
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Side question, how much yeast do you use in 1 gallon of soda if I made it that way?

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I usually use 1/8 tsp. of champagne yeast.

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Old 10-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #10
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Ok so before I start this, for one gallon, use 1/4 teaspoon of yeast nutrient and 1/8 teaspoon of yeast? Thanks in advance!

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