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The Duke

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what would happen if you put, say, 2 litres of Coca-Cola in with a kit instead of a kilo of dextrose/LME or whatever?
 

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I'd be worried about the taste you're left with when you ferment all the sugar out of coke, but it would be an interesting experiment. :)
 

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Yeah, I've thought about fermenting coke before. Probably taste pretty wrong, and they yeast may not like the stuff, but I don't know.

I can see it ending in pain for all involved, still, it could be fun.

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According to the coke website 2 l of coke has 200 g of sugar in it, so if you use instead of 1000 g of dextrose you will make a light beer.
 

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diet porter coke :lol:
have a try duke as its the only way to find out unless some other experimentor has tried it already.

cheers
big d
 
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Hmmm vaguely remember a thread on the HBD, think the conclusion was the result was awful :) Mind you, I think they just fermented a bottle of Coke

Jovial Monk
 

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Doesn't it have orthophosphoric acid (aka one shot et.al.) in it?

Would it even ferment?
 

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Sounds dodgy.
Whose going to try it?
 

big d

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i nominate the duke. ;) after all it was his thread that started this idea.
we welcome the feed back duke. :lol: <_<

cheers
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o.k.
I'll be the guinea pig. A fermentor will be freed up this weekend and I will prepared the concoction;

The Duke's Poor Man's Porter;
4 lts coke
1 tin cooper's stout
200gms maltodextrin
500gms LME

reckon this has enough fermentables to make me warm and fuzzy after a few bots.

stay tuned for developments
 

The Duke

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hang on,
scrap the stout........i'm going to use a nut brown ale instead.
 

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What an honour to have the chief of Backlane on board!

Can you be the first to try this recipe? First to go blind.
 

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After we discussed this yesterday I was all set to pick up a $7.00 Farmland lager mixer & 2 litres of Coke (only 88c each!) and whack it on last night.

HOWEVER when I got to the brewery I found 14 litres of apple juice & a tin of Munton's Golden Saaz Pilsener waiting.

So- we bottled Black Rock cider, put on Munton's Pilsener, mixed 7 litres of the juice into a plain cider, then added cloves, cinnamon nutmeg & honey to the rest for a spiced cider to drink warmed in winter.

Drank a few then mopped the floor and went home.

Currently running 6 kegs, ran out of airlocks last night...may not be able to put the Coke monster on for a week or two.
 

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Has anyone thought that this is another caffeine beer? It was my first thought.
I might have a go at it using my dedicated ginger beer fermenter - coz it's no use for anything else any more. Everything that comes out of it tastes of ginger.

I'm thinking that it might be OK with a Coopers Dark Ale can and 500g DME and Wyeast London Ale.

Sound OK?
 

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OK it's settled.
The Duke will knock up a batch of "Poor Man's Porter" using a Coopers Nut Brown ale & 2 litres of Coca-Cola.
I will put on "Coke Fiend" using a lager (Tooheys or Farmland) & 2 litres of Coca-Cola as soon as I have some keg space.
No Diet Coke, no Pepsi, and definitely no Fanta allowed. I don't plan to add any other fermentables.
We will report back in due course...may have to arrange some sort of tasting meet.

Anyone want to predict the outcomes?
 

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HEY! i actually like carlton black :)
 

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neonmeate said:
it'll probly come out pretty close to carlton black...
Is that the nut-brown version or the lager, or both?

More worried that it's going to have too much fruitiness from the (presumably) cane sugar used to sweeten it. Maybe the caramel & other flavours will help.
 

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you crazy guys! I love it. The craziest I have done is ferment ribena to make riboozer. Came out a tad too dry, but still blackcurranty and about 6.5% ABV.

Just make sure you use a monster of a starter, with all the preservatives and the low pH of coke, I think the yeasties may have a hard time.

Another option is to have some champagne yeast ready to roll if the first yeast fails, that stuff will ferment just about anything!
 

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