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Old 01-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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What would happen if instead of using water to brew beer you used milk or soda or some kind of juice? Would it effect the process at all?



 
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I don't know about milk. I do know with soda and most juices they have preservatives in them that prevent yeast from fermenting the sugars and replicating. Using juice or soda would also raise your OG.



 
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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Beer made from juice.... that's called wine.

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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This is very related:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/brew...-advice-70779/

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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One person was thinking about trying to find out the mineral content of san pellegrino water to brew in.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Milk and juice are all other liquids you can drink are mostly.....wait for it......WATER

So the question you are asking isn't "instead of water," it's "if I added.....fruit juice...milk...etc. to the mash/boil?"

The answer to that is there are better ways to get those flavors into a beer than in the mash and/or boil.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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I'm kind of just messing around with my next batch but I'm trying to make a high percentage beer that tastes like cherry soda. I'm gonna add cherry extract but I was thinking how good or bad of an idea it would be to just use cherry soda for water. Like ffaoe said I thought it would accomplish both my goals:

1) Higher OG
2) Tastes nothing like beer but high percentage.

I'm trying to make a point to someone.



 
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