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Old 02-28-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Is this possible?

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:58 AM   #2
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get enough of it and throw some champagne yeast in it! Or wine yeast. Or ale yeast. Or lager yeast.

I don't quite know that you could make "wine" from it, but you definitely could make something boozy from it!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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As cool as it would be, it seems that it contains Sodium Benzoate, which is a preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus under acidic conditions.

You could always try a small 1-gallon batch and see what happens... though my money's on "nothing or something gross"

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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Yeh... I've been thinking of some crazy ideas myself... But soda it designed to be stored safely for long periods of time... So you would REALLY have to work to get the yeast working... Though i would be interested to know how yeasts lije high fructose corn syrup... Hmmm... Brb...
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:27 AM   #5
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ok... after fighting with bubbles... and running it several times... I've determined that Dr Pepper has an SG of about 1.050... which is surprisingly perfect for a decent fermentation. I'm thinking... as soon as I get a free carboy (about a week)... I'm throwing a batch of Dr Pepper in and seeing if I can get it to ferment. Oh man... if we can get this to work... the possibilities are mind-blowing! Let's keep this going... let me know how yours' turns out... and I'll do the same. I have some Red Star sitting around... so I'll throw that in and see if I can rock it.

Which leads to so many other questions... if you ferment an already carbonated beverage... does it remain carbonated? hmm... yeh... it's definitely time to get a little crazy!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #6
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For a test I would probably get a 2-litre bottle, drink a small portion to have a touch of headspace, then pitch some started champagne yeast and affix an airlock.

Good luck...

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:47 AM   #7
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yuck to this thread.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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Yeh... I've been thinking of some crazy ideas myself... But soda it designed to be stored safely for long periods of time... So you would REALLY have to work to get the yeast working... Though i would be interested to know how yeasts lije high fructose corn syrup... Hmmm... Brb...
Mountain Dew Throwback has real sugar in it BTW



I'm going to make up a small batch and will report back how it went. Stay tuned!

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:35 PM   #9
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I would pour some warm water in it and really whisk it all up to get rid of excess CO2 to help the yeast.

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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Or just open it and put it in a tub of warm water. no need to water it down.
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