Homemade Cola

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Homemade Cola

Post by mr happy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 pm

Perhaps not everyone's idea of a craftbrew but has anyone tried making homemade cola?

My two small fellas love getting involved in the brewing process but of course they can't exactly drink the beer after. I spotted this recipe recently and gave it a try-out. They enjoyed getting involved and the finished product didn't last long, so I'll probably do it again before too long.

There's another write-up with ingredient pictures here.

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Re: Homemade Cola

Post by Will_D » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:20 am

What a great way to get kids away from the X-Box / PS-3 and into the kitchen learning the basics og brewing.

Ther syrup actually sounds tasty!

Could add some to an ale to "winterise it"

Depending on age why not try a ginger beer next. Sear on Beoir and there are good threads abount how to make either with or without a ginger beer plant!

Warning: Home-made GB may contain alcohol :D

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Re: Homemade Cola

Post by oblivious » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:40 am

Byo had a section on homemade soda a few months back, some great recipes in it
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Re: Homemade Cola

Post by andrew » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:40 am

The Science Gallery had a 'make and do' session on how to make cola at home (using a de-constructed Coke recipe). My two had a great time doing it. Downside was it wasn't authentic; they'd swapped out the phosphoric acid for something less dangerous.
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Re: Homemade Cola

Post by oblivious » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:43 am

Andrew wrote: Downside was it wasn't authentic; they'd swapped out the phosphoric acid for something less dangerous.

But did they keep the cocaine in :wink:
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Re: Homemade Cola

Post by mr happy » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:13 am

Our pair are still only small, but I've harboured a desire to brew a truly fiery non-alcoholic ginger beer since drinking Propellerhead's ginger beer on a trip to Nova Scotia - it even comes in a beer bottle.

Will_D: I did think how some of the stranger ingredients would work in a beer.

Oblivious: I don't subscribe to BYO but there's an interesting soda forum on Homebrewtalk. I'm seriously looking forward to getting a copy of Fix the Pumps. It looks like Radical Brewing for soft drinks!

Andrew: Phosphoric acid is the main ingredient in starsan and diluted it tastes like lemonade which makes you wonder.

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