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Using Kool-Aid

Postby wwarrior152 » Sat May 19, 2007 1:00 pm

I am currently fermenting a Belgium Wit/ wheat ( don't ask they are two different yeasts split 'tween 10 gal of base).
I plan on taking the wheat batch and adding two packs of unsweetened Kool-aid (orange) to the secondary to give it a little more orange zip.
Wish me luck. Or tell me you already tried it.
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Preservatives?

Postby billvelek » Sun May 20, 2007 12:09 pm

Never tried it, and I don't have any Kool-Aid on hand to check the ingredients. Aside from how it might affect flavor (I personally don't like the flavor of Kool-Aid, but it might be good in beer), I'd be sure there is nothing like preservatives that could kill your yeast -- assuming that you bottle your beer and need the yeast for the carbonation. If kegging, I don't guess it will matter since your primary is finished. Be sure to let us know how it works.

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Postby brewer13210 » Mon May 21, 2007 9:02 am

Honestly, this sounds like a really bad idea. In my opinion, the kool-aid flavors don't taste much like what they claim to be, plus as mentioned above, there are other things like preservatives that you probably don't want in your beer. Why not add orange zest or bitter orange peel instead?

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Postby marcom1234 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:55 pm

well i want to know how it turned out!!!!
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Sorry for the delay on reply

Postby wwarrior152 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:10 am

Well It worked really well! the orange flavor was good. next time I would go with a single pack of koolaid. my friend tried the last of the keg and said it was some of the best "lawn mower beer" he has had in a while.
Though I wouldn't try to compete with it, I sure didn't dump it out without filtering it through my kidneys first. It is deffinetly a do again!
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I'm glad it worked out for you.

Postby billvelek » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:55 pm

I'm glad it worked out for you. As I said, I don't like Kool-Aid as it is, but some sort of fruit flavoring like they use for snow balls or soda might be good.

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Kool-Aid

Postby wwarrior152 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:53 pm

You have to use the unsweetened kind just plain in the carboy it adds a good orange flavor.

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Postby krussader » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:22 am

I used four 12oz juice concrentrates in my last batch in order to create a Peach Honey Lager. The flavour had just a touch of peach so if you are looking for a stronger flavour I would say go for about six of them.
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