Sorry OT: Soda?

Sorry OT: Soda?

Post by Consume » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:18:13



I know this is ia wine group, but beer makers are here too, so I assume the
possibility that some of you may have also tried making soda. Is homemade
soda better than the popular brands like Coke/Pepsi? After having proper
tools, would it be worth the trouble? Is it possible to make gallons at a
time cheaper than the professional kind? (I want to make cola and the old
style vanilla/cream soda...)

If you know of a newsgroup that would be able to answer these questions in
more detail, then please forward it...

 
 
 

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Post by Ray » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 06:17:10


I don't know of a NG for this but I have made home made root beer and it is
excellent!

Ray


Quote:
> I know this is ia wine group, but beer makers are here too, so I assume
the
> possibility that some of you may have also tried making soda. Is homemade
> soda better than the popular brands like Coke/Pepsi? After having proper
> tools, would it be worth the trouble? Is it possible to make gallons at a
> time cheaper than the professional kind? (I want to make cola and the old
> style vanilla/cream soda...)

> If you know of a newsgroup that would be able to answer these questions in
> more detail, then please forward it...


 
 
 

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Post by Rainer ilgman » Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:46:06


Quote:

> I don't know of a NG for this but I have made home made root beer and it
is
> excellent!

Could you tell us the procedere of your home beer?
Ri
 
 
 

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Post by Ray » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 01:08:50


I have not done it in ages but I want to do it again this fall.  I bought a
bottle of hires rootbeer extract, probably a couple of dollars, and followed
the recipe.  It is probably 1/2 to 1% *** so be aware of that .  Easy to
make and great stuff.  Most any wine shop has the extract, recipes and
instructions.  It is worth doing.

Ray


Quote:

> > I don't know of a NG for this but I have made home made root beer and it
> is
> > excellent!

> Could you tell us the procedere of your home beer?
> Ri

 
 
 

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Post by Rainer ilgman » Wed, 20 Aug 2003 01:56:11


Thx. I will give it a try.
Ri


Quote:
> I have not done it in ages but I want to do it again this fall.  I bought
a
> bottle of hires rootbeer extract, probably a couple of dollars, and
followed
> the recipe.  It is probably 1/2 to 1% *** so be aware of that .  Easy
to
> make and great stuff.  Most any wine shop has the extract, recipes and
> instructions.  It is worth doing.

> Ray




> > > I don't know of a NG for this but I have made home made root beer and
it
> > is
> > > excellent!

> > Could you tell us the procedere of your home beer?
> > Ri

 
 
 

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Post by Dominick Fiumar » Thu, 21 Aug 2003 15:28:42


We have some soda making brewers on the rec.craft.brewing NG. Stop by
and meet everyone.
Cheers!
Dominick
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Post by Xiej » Sun, 24 Aug 2003 12:35:12


Quote:

> I know this is ia wine group, but beer makers are here too, so I assume the
> possibility that some of you may have also tried making soda. Is homemade
> soda better than the popular brands like Coke/Pepsi? After having proper
> tools, would it be worth the trouble? Is it possible to make gallons at a
> time cheaper than the professional kind? (I want to make cola and the old
> style vanilla/cream soda...)

> If you know of a newsgroup that would be able to answer these questions in
> more detail, then please forward it...

You could always cheat and visit your local discount wholesaler, like
Sam's Club.  They sell bags of Coke syrup for around $45 US.  I don't
know what the mix ratio is supposed to be but I'd love to find out.
The one catch is that you have to be a food service industry person.