First Cola Recipe, Sterilizing 2 liter used bottles?
Hi all, I found an article on making home-made soda in Mother Jones magazine, and thought I would give it a try. On the way home from the mountains, I stopped and bought a 'birch beer' from the gas-station and now I really want to get into that!
Anyway, I am thinking of using plain old clorox bleach to clean out the 2 litter bottles. Hot water and shake. Then super-rinse a few times to get all the bleach out. Any issues with this method?
Here is my cola recipe I'm using: Any comments on this? I got most of the herb ingredients at Whole Foods. The Vanilla was crushed but still smells ok.
If you're fermenting then be sure to rinse that bleach out really well. Any residue can cause a band-aid off flavor in the end. Adding yeast nutrient can counteract it a little bit, but not all the time.
I'd recommend getting an iodophore or acid-based sanitizer.
That NY times recipe is a pretty decent one.
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