but what the heck...was feeling adventurous last night.
So I had all this leftover pop (soda for the Americans) and thought...hmmm.
2 litres of carbonated Lemon/Limeade
250g table sugar
1/4 multi-vitamin tablet, crushed
Lalvin EC-1118 yeast
-Poured the pop into a pot
-Measured pH (around 3.5), used sodium bicarbonate to bring it up to around 5.5
-Added vitamin powder
-Brought to boil and added sugar (to remove CO2) (watch out for fizzing when slowly adding sugar to hot pop).
-Boiled 5 min
-Cooled to around 30C
-Hydrated 1/4 sachet of yeast
-Transferred back into cleaned/sanitized 2L PET bottle
-added blow off tubing to top of bottle
Today there is bubbling and activity, though less than I thought I might see. I'm not optimistic for the health of the yeast...I really should have had some more nutrients than what I added...no fats, amino acids etc...though I could have added some diet pop and given them Phenylalanine
We'll see what she's like in a few weeks....