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Old 10-14-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
Vinny57
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I'm new to the brew and I was just wondering what does cream of tartar add to soda? Is it just body

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
MrFoodScientist
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Cream of tartar is tartaric acid, commonly found in grapes.
It can be used as a mild acidulant, it doesn't impart much flavor.

I use it to invert sugar. When sucrose (table sugar) is heated in the presence of acid, the sucrose molecule is cleaved into 1 molecule of glucose and 1 molecule of fructose. Fructose is sweeter than sucrose, so the resulting inverted syrup is sweeter than a simple syrup.

Honey is an invert syrup, which is why it is so intensely sweet compared to table sugar.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
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That is VERY interesting. I'd like to see some of your recipes


DOH look at the bottom of your post I did not!

Reason: b/c I'm and idiot

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:21 AM   #4
Vinny57
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Omg thank u mister science.... I love the detailed answer.... everyone else just says do it because. Very helpful thank u

 
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