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Old 05-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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i know its not "beer" but my buddy asked me "if all you are making is a sugar solution to throw yeast in to ferment then why not use flat soda ?" i was surprised at the question and was at a lack of answer other than "it wont be beer". what would it be ? .....other than gross....


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Old 05-21-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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Colt 45













no wait, that's a "malt" beverage....


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Old 05-21-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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i just read the "similar thread" does not sound good !
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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Soda generally has preservatives in it. I doubt you will get anywhere by fermenting it. If you used your own soda syrups you could probably make something. It won't be as sweet though but you may get something good.
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i know its not "beer" but my buddy asked me "if all you are making is a sugar solution to throw yeast in to ferment then why not use flat soda ?" i was surprised at the question and was at a lack of answer other than "it wont be beer". what would it be ? .....other than gross....
The simple answer is that the sugars in a soft drink, usually sucrose and/or fructose and/or glucose, are not the sugars you want as a starting point for beer. Mashing malted barley produces additional sugars like maltose, galactose, a number of complex oligosaccharides as well as dextrins. Throwing yeast in Coca Cola will ferment the sugars but you are right it won't be beer. Chances are it would be nasty stuff.
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Coke has phosphoric acid, the active ingredient of Star San....
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Oops. See, I went and followed the other thread, then posted a reply there rather than here.
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Pretty sure coca cola, if fermented, would taste just like caramel flavored starsan solution with a bit of rubbing alcohol put in for a crisp finish.
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Pretty sure coca cola, if fermented, would taste just like caramel flavored starsan solution with a bit of rubbing alcohol put in for a crisp finish.
Fermented Starsan? Hmm thats an idea?

Yes Cocacola shouldn't ferment but aren't you glad you've got the bug and can't stop thinking "Can I ferment that?"

Don't lose it you may invent something great...
(It just won't start with Coke as an ingredient )
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Coke has phosphoric acid, the active ingredient of Star San....
Which everyone claims is yeast food.


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