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Old 10-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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This is my second attempt on a lime soda and in soda making and it turned out pretty good, so here's the recipe:
4.5 gals water
1 gal corn syrup
1lb malt dextrin powder
fresh juice from a dozen limes
fresh zest from a dozen limes

Boil water + syrup + dextrin for 20min, add juice and zest on last 5min. Zest in a muslin bag.
Cooled to 80F, in a keg and into fridge. Carbodate at 60psi for couple of days. Dispensed at 15psi.



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Old 10-19-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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I brew root beer but after looking at this recipe and my love for lemon and lime, I may need to make this myself and try it out. Thanks for posting this.



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Old 10-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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I don't get why both the dextrin powder and corn syrup?

I did a similar soda a long time ago when I first set up my kegerator. The problem that I ran into is that some of the zest got loose in the keg, so the first or second pint I pulled of it, some zest got into the dip tube and clogged it up. Next time I will be more careful about that.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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I don't get why both the dextrin powder and corn syrup?

I did a similar soda a long time ago when I first set up my kegerator. The problem that I ran into is that some of the zest got loose in the keg, so the first or second pint I pulled of it, some zest got into the dip tube and clogged it up. Next time I will be more careful about that.
The dextrin is for adding body to the soda. It doesn't add any sweetness.
I corrected the water amount to 4.5gals. After 20min of boil I ended up with about 5gals of soda.
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But dextrin is corn sugar. The same thing that's in corn syrup.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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Dextrin is a starch... Dextrose is a simple sugar...

Just a suggestion on the zest. Use a paring knife or a vegetable peeler instead of a grater.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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Oh you are right, I don't know what I was thinking. I suppose that's what I get for posting when I've been drinking.

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One thing that I may try adding next time is some citric acid to get an extra kick. Perhaps some green/yellow coloring mix also for appearance.



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