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Old 06-28-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Anyone ever kegged and carbed kool-aid? I would think that grape or cherry kool-aid that has been kegged and carbed would taste a lot like soda?? Anyone have any experience with this? Any reason it wouldn't work??

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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I make one and two liter batches of soda quite often. Sometimes I use Crystal Light (Kool Aid would work similarly), sometimes I use a soda flavored extract, and sometimes I use an original recipe. All of them get force carbonated with a carbonator cap. They turn out great.

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Kids have been after me to make 5 gals of root beer and somebody told me they had rootbeer koolaide. I was thinking the same thing. Don't see how it wouldn't work.

It is cheap enough that if it don't you are not out much.

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Instead of root beer Kool Aid, use an extract like McCormick's, Hire's, or similar.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:11 AM   #5
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I make one and two liter batches of soda quite often. Sometimes I use Crystal Light (Kool Aid would work similarly), sometimes I use a soda flavored extract, and sometimes I use an original recipe. All of them get force carbonated with a carbonator cap. They turn out great.
+1 on crystal light, it's surprising how quickly we go through it this time of year. It was a great excuse to get another faucet... and if we run out, well I can just hook up this extra keg of beer I have.
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Well, for those who care, carbing up the grape Kool-aid is fantastic! It tastes a lot like grape soda! My wife and I have been mixing a little vodka in with the kool-aid (lushes, I know) but it's actually really good!

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our favorite is 'rape' kool-aid soda:

5 packs unsweetened grape kool-aid
5 packs unsweetened raspberry kool-aid
5 cups sugar
5 cups splenda

5 gallons in a corny keg, 40psi for 3 days at 38f.

really good over 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream on a hot day

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our favorite is 'rape' kool-aid soda:

5 packs unsweetened grape kool-aid
5 packs unsweetened raspberry kool-aid
5 cups sugar
5 cups splenda

5 gallons in a corny keg, 40psi for 3 days at 38f.

really good over 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream on a hot day
Nothing better than 5 gallons of rape.
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I do 5 gallons of lemon aid and have done tang also. Both will carbonate.

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Nothing better than 5 gallons of rape.
I disagree. 5 gallons of '3-way' is great this time of year. Drink it straight: "off-the-rocks".

(that's what she said)
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