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Old 06-30-2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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My 12 year old daughter caps bottles for me at bottling time. She's asked me to brew a soda of some sort. Please, please, please!! Does anybody have a soda recipe? I know it's not beer, but it directly affects my brewing process. I'm sure I could ferment and bottle fruit with a good deal of sugar, but I think they call that wine. She's a monster when she drinks. The last thing I need is a 12 year old full of wine around the house. This may just be the most difficult thing I ever ask you guys for. She doesn't like rootbeer. Maybe an orange/ grape/strawberry soda, or a cola. Help me out , here! I'll gladly answer any cable t.v. questions in return. Please don't make me cap for myself !

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Old 06-30-2005, 01:04 AM   #2
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Dude....

Northern Brewer has soda extracts that don't need a ton of work to do. They have a bunch opf flavors but I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend the Sprecher Cream Soda. That is top notch soda.

Do you have a kegging system? Cause if you bottle that stuff, do get it carbonated you ahve to use champagne yeast and it will make the soda have a little alcohol in it. By force carbing you won't get that, obviously.


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Old 06-30-2005, 01:09 AM   #3
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lmao

my daughter just looks at me when it's time to bottle and says... that's a lotta hard work daddy! and she walks away....
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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I've made Root Beer before and it was NOT alcoholic and I didn't use Champagne yeast.

The only problem I had was the heat. It was summer time, natch. I had a bottle explode, then asecond one, and a third one, but it was due to overcarbonation.

Just like beer, you need to refridgerate the bottles to retard the process once your desired carbonation level is met.

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Old 06-30-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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Make sure you dont use any of your beer making hoses, bottling buckets, or plastic utensils! Please see my post on this thread!! ------->>

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...highlight=woes
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys ! I checked out Northern Brewer's site. They've got what I need. Talked it over with my capper. She wants to try a cola first. The things we do for our children. Maybe this will lead her into brewing someday. I can only hope. I don't have kegging gear, so I'll take your advice and get seperate equipment instead of using my beer gear. BTW, Northern Brewer has some really great stuff! I now realize that I need one of their 27 gallon stainless steel fermenters. That makes a five gallon setup seem kinda puny by compairison. Gotta figure out what I'd do with 20 some gallons of beer first, and how to slip it by Mrs. Monkey.



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Old 07-04-2005, 12:58 AM   #7
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my daughter and the hooligans she runs around with just put in an order for root beer...

kids!!!
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:55 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by sudsmonkey
I now realize that I need one of their 27 gallon stainless steel fermenters. That makes a five gallon setup seem kinda puny by compairison. Gotta figure out what I'd do with 20 some gallons of beer first, and how to slip it by Mrs. Monkey.



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Your little one may have helpped you out with that. I mean you'll have to get a larger vessel with all the extra soda makin' you'll be doing. Do it for the kids!



 
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