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Old 01-28-2009, 07:56 AM   #11
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I was planning on adding lemon juice, obviously for the acidity but also because avocado browns very quickly. I wanna try a couple variations, one being straight avocado flavor and one being almost like an avocado-cream soda. I'm gonna order some champagne yeast soon to begin my grand experiment.

I'm gonna try a few different flavor extraction ideas and see what works best. I'm gonna try the original steam extraction idea TBL's friend suggested as well as the idea of boiling into water then straining.

Hours at work have been getting slim so I've had a lot of free time lately so I will have a lot of time to experiment. I will gladly report my findings. Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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If you don't want to wait for the champagne yeast, you can use bread yeast. I use it in all my soda making, purely for convenience.

It will not give as good results as champagne yeast will - bread yeast leaves behind a distinctly sourdough aroma, but it has minimal flavor impact.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #13
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If you don't want to wait for the champagne yeast, you can use bread yeast. I use it in all my soda making, purely for convenience.

It will not give as good results as champagne yeast will - bread yeast leaves behind a distinctly sourdough aroma, but it has minimal flavor impact.
I found out there's a homebrewing shop right by my house now! I'm gonna stop and get some champagne yeast. But thanks for the tip about the bread yeast.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:15 AM   #14
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I would use champagne yeast for soda if I could get it without having to drive 40 minutes each way, so absolutely, you lucky bastard!

 
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:10 PM   #15
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I'm about to head out to the homebrew shop to pick up some yeast and then to the grocery store to get some avocados. I'll see what I can accomplish.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:21 PM   #16
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I'm about to head out to the homebrew shop to pick up some yeast and then to the grocery store to get some avocados. I'll see what I can accomplish.
dude! that is both awesome AND disgusting. but then again "art is not safe" im interested to see how this turns out. depending on pH and buffering it might have to be treated like a mead but who knows. this would be an awesome ice cream idea also.

 
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:20 AM   #17
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dude! that is both awesome AND disgusting. but then again "art is not safe" im interested to see how this turns out. depending on pH and buffering it might have to be treated like a mead but who knows. this would be an awesome ice cream idea also.
Avocado ice cream is actually pretty common.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:02 AM   #18
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Yeah, I don't think this idea is nearly as "out there" as it seems at first... I'm not overly fond of avocado myself, but it makes culinary sense to me.

 
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #19
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Yeah, I don't think this idea is nearly as "out there" as it seems at first... I'm not overly fond of avocado myself, but it makes culinary sense to me.
Yeah like right away, my friends were like "Eww" but when I explain it, it makes more sense to them. I didn't get a chance to go the other day to get some yeast or avocados, I got sidetracked. But I just saw the ad for a local grocery store and they have avocados on sale this week, so I'm gonna head over there this week and get cracking on the extraction process.

My friends and I came up with some other cool and odd soda ideas last night as we got hammered, so we'll have a lot of experiments coming up!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #20
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results?
how did it come out?

 
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