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Old 02-05-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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How bored can one be. Having few brewing ingredients currently on hand I decided to ferment a 2-liter bottle coke. I degassed a small amount and took an SG reading of 1.040, kinda light but ok. The only yeast I have is a collection of WLP008(Czech) from my last brew. I'm currently in the boil, I was thinking of adding some DME to bring it up to about 1.045, but I might just leave it. I can't imagine it's gonna be a good beer so why waste DME. I'll keep ya'll posted.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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That is actually VERY popular drink in Germany. Cola-bier. Half coke, half beer.

I couldn't ever get into it when I was there.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
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you think the sugars in it are fermentable?

i thought sodas nowadays were mostly HFCS? If you want anything to ferment you might want some different sugars in there.

I agree that probably won't taste too good, but what the hey... who cares if it's fun to experiment!
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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I wonder if the other chemicals present in coke will kill the yeast. It won't be beer as much as hooch, since there's no sugar derived from grain in the coke.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:23 PM   #5
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That is actually VERY popular drink in Germany. Cola-bier. Half coke, half beer.

I couldn't ever get into it when I was there.
You still have any Dew-Brew kicking around?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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I'm hoping that the boil will break down the HFCS to mono saccharides for the yeasties.... we'll see... I'm actually thinking of adding .5# of corn sugar and 2#(1qt) of ice to cool it. this still gives me an OG close to 1.042.
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Coke will prolly ferment guys.

I did a half wort/half Mt. Dew beer that fermented down pretty good. 1.014 FG, IIRC.

Bird, their might be a lucky bottle or two laying around, yes.....
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Coke will prolly ferment guys.

I did a half wort/half Mt. Dew beer that fermented down pretty good. 1.014 FG, IIRC.

Bird, their might be a lucky bottle or two laying around, yes.....
Don't get any ideas; you owe me IPA...
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Coke will prolly ferment guys.

I did a half wort/half Mt. Dew beer that fermented down pretty good. 1.014 FG, IIRC.

So how did it taste?
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BYW, 10mins left in the boil... it smell horrible! But I won't really know until it ferments....
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