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Old 09-14-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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I just ordered a starter kit and will soon be finding out if brewing beer is really as easy as it seems to be. I also ordered the kegging setup, wanting to avoid bottling any more than I have to. The question I have is this. Is it a good idea to have premixed whiskey and coke on tap in a soda keg? I drink Jim Beam and Diet Coke. A friend manages a convenience store and can get me diet coke syrup cheap. So, I figure dilute the syrup, mix in Beam and force carbonate. Will this work or am I about to ruin a half gallon bottle of Beam? I would love to make it work, but if not I guess it won't kill me to fetch the bottle and open a can each time. Hasn't yet anyway. Thanks for any advice.



 
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Well there is no reason not to have the coke on tap. That's what alot of the kegs were originally used for.

I think I'd add the whiskey fresh each time though. I don't know if the stuff would mix correctly? you might end up with 400 glasses of coke and the last 50 of whiskey!

I dunno!


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Old 09-14-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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Another vote here for "I don't know". If it were me, I would definitely try it. Like orfy, I don't know if the alcohol would separate out or not. To test it I wouldn't fill a keg all the way up with soda, I'd try filling a corny with a gallon and the appropriate amount of whisky first.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:57 PM   #4
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lucky last 50!!

 
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Beam and coke on tap?

I'd never get a damn thing done...
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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Should work just fine, although I'd agree with Orfy. Also, you might want an occasional coke without.

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Old 09-14-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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You pour Diet Coke in a perfectly good glass of Jim Beam? I agree with the guys who say to keep the Coke on tap. You might find yourself entertaining someone who likes the taste of bourbon.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:57 PM   #8
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You could test the separation issue by making a single drink, and then putting in the fridge for a few days. By drinking it, and carefully observing, you should be able to tell if it is still mixed. It will be flat, but oh well.

 
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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Would the orings "soak up" the flavor of the soda? I've heard about people having to replace the orings on "new to them" kegs that went out of service in the soda industry.

 
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #10
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yeah the o-rings would all stink of coke and whiskey. as long as its a dedicated keg though it doesn't matter, jsut clean em and replace when they get damaged or start cracking.


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