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kirscp 12-16-2008 10:44 PM

Coke Bag in Box to Kegs
 
Has anyone tried mixing the Coke bag-in-box concentrates into a keg? Does it work?

mnadamn 12-16-2008 11:35 PM

should work, Make sure you use filtered water and have the proper mixture. Also make sure that you have it mixed well.

kirscp 12-16-2008 11:40 PM

I was thinking it should work too, I wouldn't see why. I would think coke used the concentrate to fill their kegs, when they did use kegs.

Anyone know the ratio, is it 5 parts water to 1 part concentrate?

bsay 12-17-2008 01:25 AM

4 parts water to one part concentrate. I used to test the ratios when I worked at Wendy's then drink the syrup part straight.

I recommend pre-carbing your water before mixing in syrup.

kirscp 12-17-2008 11:47 PM

Thanks,

30 lbs?

conpewter 12-18-2008 12:03 AM

It won't taste exactly like coke though. Coke syrup is meant to be post-mix (So mixed right before it is poured out the spout). I'd also worry about all that sugar water sitting there waiting to get infected.

I bought a wunder-bar system (found it for $30) and have the syrup and soda water hooked up to that (you'll need a syrup pump, I got the 110 AC one) and that way you just push a button and it mixes the soda water and syrup and pours right into your glass, I don't even use ice since the soda water is at fairly low temp already.

I do use 30 lbs of pressure on the soda water.

mnadamn 12-18-2008 12:07 AM

That ratio should be used as a guideline. I used to work at a movie theater back in highschool and we had to use different ratios for different types. They were all coke products but we used 3 different ratios, 1 for juices and 2 for sodas. I do not remember what the ratios were but all 3 were close to the 4:1 ratio off at most by 0.5. I would make a small test batch to get it right then go big. hope that helps

kirscp 12-18-2008 04:55 AM

If I could pick up a Wunder Bar for $30, I'd go with that. From what I've seen, over $200. I just don't see why the taste would be any different.

As far as infection, wouldn't adding syrup be the same as mixing extract and kegging?

conpewter 12-18-2008 12:42 PM

Well this is the first one I found on e-bay, ~$40 with shipping, but I waited and got one at around $30.

Wunder Bar 11 button post mix bar dispenser - eBay (item 110326190103 end time Dec-20-08 16:32:21 PST)

As for infection... I don't know, I never chanced it, but always seemed like having a keg of sugar-water was just asking for it, I've got infection issues in the house though so I'm paranoid now.

kirscp 12-18-2008 05:10 PM

Conpewter,

Do you use a keg of carbonated water then or do you have a carbonator?


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