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Old 11-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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I looked and couldn't find anything on this.

Currently I use a SodaStream for my soda requirements. It doesn't really save much money - once you figure in the cost of CO2 refills and syrup it comes pretty close in line with the 2L cost of off-brand soda clones at the store.

What I'm wondering is if I could save some money by making syrups myself, but I can't find anything in the way of a recipe for Dr. Pepper. It doesn't have to be exact, the SodaStream version "Pete's Choice" isn't going to be mistaken for DP either, but it is similar enough to appease me.

Ideally I'd like to include caffeine in the mix.


I also plan at some point to switch from using their CO2 bottles to my own, but I'm not quite to the kegging stage of homebrewing yet.

So let's have it... anyone know a Dr. Pepper clone recipe?

 
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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I cannot be the only person who wants to do this... I've tried every search parameter I can think of in Google and I can't find any indication that a recipe for something even vaguely like Dr. Pepper exists.

Am I just not finding it or has really no one ever figured it out?

It can't be that big a secret, every major grocery chain has their own version of DP... I don't need a perfect recipe, just something to start from.

 
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:15 AM   #3
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all I know about DP is there are "23 flavors" in it . . .
1. Amaretto
2. Almond
3. Blackberry
4. Black Licorice
5. Carrot
6. Clove
7. Cherry
8. Caramel
9. Cola
10. Ginger
11. Juniper
12. Lemon
13. Molasses
14. Nutmeg
15. Orange
16. Prune
17. Plum
18. Pepper
19. Root Beer
20. Rum
21. Raspberry
22. Tomato
23. Vanilla

With that I know the root beer I am working on has 20+ ingredients besides water, CO2 and sugar . . . and thats only 1 "flavor of DP so good luck . . .


 
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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Wow. That's a heck of a list.

 
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for that, I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

Just out of curiosity, where did you find it?

 
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:53 AM   #6
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Sweet talk a local fast food joint and buy the syrup like I did

Just try to plan the transportation better than I did. A 60+ pound box filled with liquid is tricky ;-)

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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Sweet talk a local fast food joint and buy the syrup like I did

Just try to plan the transportation better than I did. A 60+ pound box filled with liquid is tricky ;-)

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/4361/drpv.jpg
OMG! That is awesome!



I, too, would love to know a Dr Pepper clone recipe.

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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You can get a box of that stuff on ebay for 29.99 plus 10 for shipping. Not sure what you paid, but it does seem to be a cheap way to get 6 gallons of Dr. Pepper.

 
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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Do the math. $30 for syrup plus $10 for shipping is $40.

6 gallons is just shy of 23 liters, for a price of $1.74 per liter.


Or $3.48 for a 2 liter bottle. That's a lot more than it costs in the store.

 
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
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Im not sure which syrup you're using, but the stuff I got is mixed at a 5:1 ratio. 5 gallons of syrup makes about 30 gallons of Dr Pepper.
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