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Old 06-12-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone had any success cloning any of the Hotlips Sodas?

HOTLIPS Soda

I have only had this stuff on tap and it was unlike any fruit soda I'd ever experienced. I'm not sure if the bottled version is any different.

I was planning on 1.5 pounds of Oregon Raspberry puree, 1.5 pounds of sugar, lemon juice and an undetermined quantity of water to taste. Luckily the puree already has the seeds removed. I'd probably boil for about 15 minutes, cool and force carb in a 3 gallon keg.

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Old 06-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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I can not help you with the recipe but I would not recommend boiling fruit. It can turn to jello unless you use a pectin enzyme. General I would just warm up the simple syrup let it cool then add to the fruit.

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Why is it so good?

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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Why is it so good?
I know they use a ton of real fruit. There was an article in the paper around here about their process, I'll try to find it. They are a local/organic pizza chain that was doing pretty well and then they staked all their money on this soda business. They do their bottling at a winery out in the wine country. I'll see what I can find.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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Here is a video: Hotlips Pizza Produces Local, Fruit-Based Sodas Video - OregonLive.com

article: Pop goes the venture - OregonLive.com

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:53 AM   #6
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All of the sudden I want to try some, it sounds good.

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Old 07-22-2009, 12:45 PM   #7
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Thanks Picobrew.. looks like very good.. I'll have to try to replicate.

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You can now order this online: http://shop.hotlipssoda.com/

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Old 11-06-2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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OP kennymae (or any other cloner) - How did it turn out?

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #10
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Time to dig this one up from the grade. I seriously want to know how to clone these sodas. The recipe list is very simple:

seltzer water
fruit
cane sugar
lemon juice

I question if these are force carbed based on the inclusion of seltzer water. The fruit is intense, I assume they are somehow reducing it toward a syrup of some type. And the cane sugar and lemon juice feel minimal, but sweeten it up a touch and then take off the edge so it has a clean finish.

Anyone try to clone these sodas recently with any success?

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