Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Flavor help, Gnome Vanilla Cream Soda.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
MattyG515
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Richland, Washington
Posts: 1
Default Flavor help, Gnome Vanilla Cream Soda.

I just finished my second batch of Gnome vanilla cream soda. I didn't use enough yeast in the first batch and it didn't carbonate properly. Carbonation was spot on this batch as was the acidity. Body was a little light but really not bad overall. The only issue I really have with this batch is the flavor. Here's how my process went.
Rehydrated 5/8 tsp Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast in 1 cup 90* water

Heated 1/2 gallon water to 150*, added 2 1/2 cups cane sugar and 1 cup brown sugar and 5 Tbsp maltodextrin and 1/2 packet gnome vanilla cream soda extract.

Cooled syrup mix in cold water bath till tem dropped to around 115.

Added yeast and topped off with hot water to 2 1/2 gallons.

Bottled in 2 liter bottles and let carbonate for 4 days.

I'm a noob to making soda. How do I change the flavor profile of the soda? It just seemed a little lack luster or watered down. The extract was meant for 5 gallons and I used half. The flavor isn't bad, it's just not... right. What can I do to enhance the flavor? Did I skip a step or screw something up? Does the flavor change as it sits in the fridge? TIA for any and all help/tips and pointers

-Matty


MattyG515 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
wadefisher
Brew Meister
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wadefisher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lewistown / Dade City, PA / FL
Posts: 301
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The instructions on gnome says to add more flavoring to get a richer flavor. I'm pretty sure. But thats what I do.
__________________

www DrunkMonkeyBrewWerks dot com
wadefisher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
xokeman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 150
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

We use these extracts without fail. Usually we use a variety of sugars ie honey, brown cane...
xokeman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cream Soda Recipe with vanilla extract GreenMan Soda Making 50 07-04-2014 04:23 PM
Gnome old fashioned cream soda eagle83 Soda Making 4 05-24-2011 03:56 AM
Root Beer/Cream Soda w/ vanilla beans fermenteverything Soda Making 4 12-09-2010 11:59 PM
gnome old fashion cream soda friarjohn Soda Making 2 10-30-2009 01:59 AM
Vanilla Cream Soda (Looking for IBC clone) conpewter Soda Making 7 11-13-2008 01:13 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS