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Old 07-17-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hear me out, not a typical beer thread...

I'm a Red Bull addict, but I simply cannot afford to buy 12 oz cans of Red Bull for $2.49 every day. So, I looked around for cheaper alternatives and discovered SodaStream:

http://www.sodastreamusa.com/store.a...FUFx4Aod5QLyzg

They have all sorts of soda syrups, including an "energy" syrup, comparable to red bull for $6.99, that will create up to 12 liters of the stuff. So, I thought, hey I have a corney keg system and don't need their carbonator, just the syrup.

So, I mixed 11.5 liters of water with 1 red bull syrup bottle and hooked it to my CO2 system. Voila! Tastes almost identical, and is a twentieth of the price.

Just thought I'd put this out there for any other homebrewers who also love red bull

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Interested....

What was your carbonation pressure?

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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This is sweet, looks like a very cheap way to fill taps with any kind of soda. Thanks for the link.

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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Thats great maybe the way to talk the wife into letting me get a keg set up lol.

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
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some of their sodas are okay. The Pete's choice (aka Dr Pepper) is actually quite good. Other stuff tastes REALLY grocery-store-cheap-soda flavored.

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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Interested....

What was your carbonation pressure?

Set at 12 psi, just like my beers. Red Bull is "lightly carbonated", so I think it works well. Other soda syrups may need higher carbonation. I'm curious to try the coke zero rip off as well, but at least those I can normally get for 25 cents a can anyway.

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #7
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Post mix kegs used for post mix, classic
I think we need to keep this thread alive to get feedback on different flavours and where to get them. The biggest issue I have is not knowing if the "coke" will taste like Coke or even similar, etc.
Looking at upgrading to from 3 to 5 kegs so my worst one will be relegated to soda/seltzer for the wife and kids.

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #8
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Ordering this as i type! Cant wait to try it. I'm more of a monster drinker but red bull is pretty good.

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:19 AM   #9
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...including an "energy" syrup...
Does their syrup have all the good stuff in it like tuarin, etc?

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:36 AM   #10
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Ordering this as i type! Cant wait to try it. I'm more of a monster drinker but red bull is pretty good.
If you have a bed, bath and beyond nearby, you can pick it up there instead of ordering it online. That's where I got mine.

 
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