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Old 10-06-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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I am really confused but wouldnt using yeast in a soda cause the soda to become more of a alchoholic beverage due to the yeast eating up all the sugars?

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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I am really confused but wouldnt using yeast in a soda cause the soda to become more of a alchoholic beverage due to the yeast eating up all the sugars?
The trick is to stop fermentation after the yeast has produced enough CO2 for you.

One of the best ways IMO is to keep the soda cold (<40F) until you drink it. That will make the yeast activity stop.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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the trick is to only let them eat enough to produce some co2 (and a very small amount of alcohol.) then put them in the fridge to stop fermentation.
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I would make a yeast starter, and pitch it into your mailbox.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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haha. we both posted at the same time with "the trick is".
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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haha. we both posted at the same time with "the trick is".
Lol! Nice!

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:22 PM   #6
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so if I KEG it, I dont need to include the yeast?

Reason: being an idiot and mistyping KEG

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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you have to have the yeast. thats the part that gives you bubbles.

the yeast eat the sugars and turn them into CO2 and alcohol. so you'll get some alcohol, but very very little.

unless you're going to keg, you have to have the yeast
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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so if I KEG it, I dont need to include the yeast?
Correct! Coca cola, Pepsi, etc. do not use yeast.

 
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