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Old 06-06-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
Alcoholalchemy
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So, I brought this up in another thread but I don't think I was very clear with my question. For a soda, has anyone done a mash simply to gather enough sugar to prime the bottle? No primary here, just mash-boil-bottle. I think that if you could get it right, you could get a great chewy body for a cola or root beer. You could just sweeten with a non-fermentable and you'd be set. Any ideas?

 
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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You want to use wort to as priming sugar when bottling soda?
It might be easier just to use DME?

 
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
Alcoholalchemy
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That would work fine. I was just wondering if anyone had made soda from grain and whatever else for flavor. I imagine you could really get a lot of body that way. Perfect for root beer.

 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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I would Like to do some sodas from mash. I need some recipes or info. Anyone have links/blog/ideas

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:30 AM   #5
Alcoholalchemy
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Pretty hard to find info. I think this area might be untapped. Let's us give it a try.

 
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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To me it makes immensely more sense to just sweeten with unfermentables, steep grains for malty character, and prime with dme. Going through all the trouble of a mash for a small amount of sugars just doesn't seem worth it.

 
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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Also, if you want to go through the trouble for something, I would say you could pasteurize (or at least refrigerate) a soda with natural sugars. I think it's the unfermentables that will have a greater effect on the flavor and mouthfeel of your soda as compared to where you get the actual sugars from.

At that point if you really want a malty soda, you could partial mash for a large portion of the sugars then bottle and pasteurize what is effectively a nonalcoholic sweet beer.

 
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