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2022-06-13 5:30:11 PM  
So we're at the part of the Fallout timeline where they introduce Nuka-Cola dark. I'm still waiting on my plasma rifle (preferably in the 40w range)
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2022-06-13 6:00:09 PM  
For when you're already too drunk or lazy to mix it yourself?
 
2022-06-13 6:18:01 PM  
Jack and Coke has been our standard drink after a long roqad trip for decades.

Old No. 7, don't leave home without it.
 
2022-06-13 6:32:56 PM  
Jack and Cola in a can has been around for years.

Jack and actual Coca Cola? Meh, it will cost more and taste virtually the same.
 
2022-06-13 7:58:10 PM  
This is for the same people who are so lazy they buy this:
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2022-06-13 8:23:19 PM  
pah!

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2022-06-13 8:45:55 PM  
that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost
 
2022-06-13 9:05:02 PM  

poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost


the vodak+gin distillery just down the street from us, does capri-sun pouches of vodak slushie in different flavors.

zfc how easy vs costly that might be to do your-ownself, but could be an interesting alternative to cannification? theirs are simply heat-welded with not even a hole to punch all capri sun stylez, so I have to imagine the tech is not too difficult.

plus the bonus is toss them in the freezer for beach trips.
 
2022-06-13 9:08:12 PM  
Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone
 
2022-06-13 9:49:45 PM  
I'll just buy Jack and coke and mix to my own taste without the extra ingredients, thanks.
 
2022-06-13 10:10:12 PM  
Bourbon and Canada Dry ginger ale would be better, IMNSHO

\ unless it's the real thing
 
2022-06-13 10:11:56 PM  

mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone


Citation needed
 
2022-06-13 10:18:52 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed


Yup, total horseshiat
 
2022-06-13 10:19:11 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: Bourbon and Canada Dry ginger ale would be better, IMNSHO

\ unless it's the real thing


As long as it's not Jim Beam
 
2022-06-13 10:22:48 PM  
5% Jack n' Coke? Ehhh. I prefer a mixed to be, well, a mixed n' heavy. That Goslings upthread sounds pretty good. I've used their sugar free ginger ale for mules before, turned out great.

My guess is this is yet another cloying alcopop drink. Christ, that Mountain Dew abomination (which I tried on a lark) was barely worthy of one sip.
 
2022-06-13 10:26:01 PM  

chitownmike: AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed

Yup, total horseshiat


Cocwine is a helluva drug.
 
2022-06-13 10:26:17 PM  

poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost


Out on the west coast a couple of months back we first had some Cutwater canned cocktails. And it seems like they're popping up here in PA now. Our local wine and spirits only seems to carry their margaritas and mules, but they do make a gin and tonic. You could probably order it through them.
 
2022-06-13 10:30:22 PM  
Drink one and proceed with Ten High and Shasta.
You'll never know the difference.
 
2022-06-13 10:31:17 PM  

Exluddite: This is for the same people who are so lazy they buy this:
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Eh, it's convenience, especially for tailgating, parties, and things like that. I imagine those egg bowls fill the same niche.
 
2022-06-13 10:42:42 PM  
fark yall I love my local canned Moscow mules. farking fantastic
 
2022-06-13 10:44:37 PM  

poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost


Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy
 
2022-06-13 10:49:10 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaethylene

I was curious too and looked it up.
 
2022-06-13 10:49:54 PM  
I only drink small-batch top shelf colas.
 
2022-06-13 10:55:00 PM  

guinsu: AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaethylene

I was curious too and looked it up.


Huh. Interesting.
 
2022-06-13 10:58:30 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone


chitownmike: AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed

Yup, total horseshiat


https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O312185/angelo-mariani-and-the-use-plaquette-mouchon-louis-eugene/

https://historyofyesterday.com/first-cocaine-millionaire-4220c4cc6728

and a book

https://www.amazon.com/Coca-Wine-Marianis-Miraculous-Advertising/dp/1620557843

so like 2 minutes with Mrs Google could have saved you looking silly
 
2022-06-13 10:59:59 PM  

SBinRR: I only drink small-batch top shelf colas.


That would be Dublin Dr. Pepper then.

/ or Mexican Coke
// either with Fleur de Cana 5 yr. old
/// hell with Traitor Jack since they dumped the 90 proof OG
 
2022-06-13 11:34:17 PM  
Pffftt.  I was drinking Jim Beam and Coke that came in a 4pk of cans thirty years ago.
 
2022-06-13 11:46:15 PM  

guinsu: AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: Back in late C19 a French chemist Angelo Mariani mixed bordeaux wine with coca leaf. When these two are drunk together, a third chemical compound called cocaethylene forms as the intoxicants are metabolised in the liver. The intense psychoactive is more euphoric and toxic than either cocaine or wine alone

Citation needed

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaethylene

I was curious too and looked it up.


So the coke and whiskey meme has a metabolic effect that produces euphoria. Nice to know, I'd if I do some cocaine.

But Jack and Coke? Yuck. I've puked up that stuff so much I can't even SMELL it.

College kids and biker momma's everywhere rejoice.
 
2022-06-14 12:15:50 AM  

guinsu: Citation needed

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaethylene

I was curious too and looked it up.


I stand corrected.
 
2022-06-14 12:18:55 AM  

mjjt: could have saved you looking silly


Don't care, learned something, but it doesn't matter
 
2022-06-14 12:44:15 AM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: mjjt: could have saved you looking silly

Don't care, learned something, but it doesn't matter


Yeah mate all good

I've probably learnt more from Fark from being corrected when I've posted stuff that turned out to be wrong
 
2022-06-14 1:16:12 AM  
What's next? Everclear and Tang powder?
 
2022-06-14 1:18:23 AM  

guinsu: poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost

Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy


Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer within a few days of the trip (20oz, 2L, whatever).

The cool part with kegging is that you can use the system to carbonate anything.  I don't know where to buy quinine and won't recommend it since it looks like you can mess yourself up by ingesting too much, but you could probably figure out your own gin and tonic type drink on tap by combining water, gin, some citrus, and some type of bitters.

/if you really want to impress people you get a 3 gallon keg that putin a backpack with a party tap sticking out and have them scratching their heads as to where the drinks keep coming from
//oh my goodness we drank a lot of rum and cherry coke that night
///don't drink straight from the tap
////check out homebrewtalk if you haven't already
 
2022-06-14 1:25:43 AM  
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2022-06-14 1:54:15 AM  

RogermcAllen: guinsu: poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost

Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy

Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer within a few d ...


That's hilarious

I'm picturing a keg of G & Ts and serving it up at 4pm pre-dinner drinks in family sized glasses
 
2022-06-14 1:54:28 AM  

JZDave: What's next? Everclear and Tang powder?


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2022-06-14 1:54:46 AM  

JZDave: What's next? Everclear and Tang powder?


Moontang
 
2022-06-14 2:06:44 AM  
Called RTDs (Ready To Drink) where I live, and there's huge selection

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2022-06-14 3:51:05 AM  

poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost


Things must have changed in P.A. after i left over 20 years ago. P.A. would fark over royally anyone caught trying to sneak booze into the state. For instance $50 for every beer back then.
 
2022-06-14 5:50:31 AM  

RogermcAllen: guinsu: poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost

Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy

Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer within a few days of the trip (20oz, 2L, whatever).

The cool part with kegging is that you can use the system to carbonate anything.  I don't know where to buy quinine and won't recommend it since it looks like you can mess yourself up by ingesting too much, but you could probably figure out your own gin and tonic type drink on tap by combining water, gin, some citrus, and some type of bitters.

/if you really want to impress people you get a 3 gallon keg that putin a backpack with a party tap sticking out and have them scratching their heads as to where the drinks keep coming from
//oh my goodness we drank a lot of rum and cherry coke that night
///don't drink straight from the tap
////check out homebrewtalk if you haven't already


Yes. You know your sh*t. I haven't brewed in years but when I did I think I bottled the first couple times, then kegged the rest. MUCH SIMPLER.
 
2022-06-14 6:51:12 AM  
If I'm drinking Jack and Coke (which I generally don't anymore, I try to avoid sugar in mixers), then I want a ratio between 1/3 and 1/2 Jack. These cans are only 5% alcohol, that's closer to 1/8th Jack.
 
2022-06-14 7:03:51 AM  
They basically already do this, except it's their own cola brand:

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2022-06-14 7:23:50 AM  
I saw Busch Light has a John Deere Green promo.
I think it's Busch Light mixed with Skoal spit.
 
2022-06-14 8:25:52 AM  

RogermcAllen: guinsu: poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost

Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy

Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer within a few days of the trip (20oz, 2L, whatever).

The cool part with kegging is that you can use the system to carbonate anything.  I don't know where to buy quinine and won't recommend it since it looks like you can mess yourself up by ingesting too much, but you could probably figure out your own gin and tonic type drink on tap by combining water, gin, some citrus, and some type of bitters.

/if you really want to impress people you get a 3 gallon keg that putin a backpack with a party tap sticking out and have them scratching their heads as to where the drinks keep coming from
//oh my goodness we drank a lot of rum and cherry coke that night
///don't drink straight from the tap
////check out homebrewtalk if you haven't already


lol let's just say your experience was the opposite of mine. Not that you need to be such a blowhard about it. I assumed you were from PA from your post
 
2022-06-14 8:45:31 AM  
So a few months from now we'll see the news stories of elementary school kids bringing these to school in their lunches?
 
2022-06-14 8:46:28 AM  

JZDave: What's next? Everclear and Tang powder?


Everclear and Hawaiian Punch, obviously.
 
2022-06-14 9:03:42 AM  
if I'm buying a premix, it needs to taste like the strength of a good pour.   I buy these for that purpose, though generally around 14 bucks. They taste amazing!

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2022-06-14 9:08:01 AM  

RogermcAllen: Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer within a few days of the trip (20oz, 2L, whatever).

The cool part with kegging is that you can use the system to carbonate anything.  I don't know where to buy quinine and won't recommend it since it looks like you can mess yourself up by ingesting too much, but you could probably figure out your own gin and tonic type drink on tap by combining water, gin, some citrus, and some type of bitters.

/if you really want to impress people you get a 3 gallon keg that putin a backpack with a party tap sticking out and have them scratching their heads as to where the drinks keep coming from
//oh my goodness we drank a lot of rum and cherry coke that night
///don't drink straight from the tap
////check out homebrewtalk if you haven't already


I just got a kegging setup. bought a beer kit from Northern Brewer a while back (not expecting much in the way of taste out of this, but wanted to see how this goes before I invest in an all-grain setup). went through the primary then racked into the secondary for a few weeks, and I kegged it on Sunday. found a used kegerator at a good price last week, threw the CO2 on it, and going to give it a try tomorrow. if I get a chance, I may stop and get another corny keg and try a hopped cider next or even a seltzer. having fun coming up with new concoctions, and already I've hit the "hey - wonder if I can ferment that?" point

and kegging gin and tonic is possible - https://www.liberandcompany.com/blogs/news/15591919-how-to-keg-a-cocktail

/also - went through the PA state store website last night and there are a few around me that now carries canned g&t's so I'll be happy
 
2022-06-14 9:56:27 AM  

guinsu: RogermcAllen: guinsu: poconojoe: that's nice, but I just wish I could find canned gin and tonic being sold somewhere in this damn state (Pennsylvania if the username didn't give it away).  the only place I ran across them so far has been in Delaware and those were some kind of cucumber flavored ones which weren't the greatest but - hey, I had a smile on my face after a few.

and yes - I know - a gin and tonic is an incredibly easy and amazingly delicious drink to make yourself, but rather than get out the bottles of gin and tonic water and mix it up and have everyone looking at you, it would be so handy just to pull a can out of the cooler on a hot summer day while I'm standing in the middle of a creek fishing or at the beach or at church or something like that

/I'm kidding - I don't go to church
//just getting into homebrewing and wondering how much a canning rig would cost

Too much. Also, bottle conditioning scavenges up all that O2 that ruins beer. Kegging is more hassle than it's worth and tends to be undercarbed and foamy

Other than the bit about not being able to get into canning at home, this advice is completely backwards.  Bottled conditioned beer is more likely to be undercarbed (not enough dextrose or the yeast didn't fully ferment it back out) and foamy (yeast in the bottle = nucleation sites).  Kegging is where it's at.  You can rack kegged beer to leave all of the yeast behind and if the carbonation is too low you just turn the pressure up a bit more until it is perfect.  If it is too foamy, get a longer hose and learn how to pour properly.  CO2 is heavier than Oxygen, so you just charge the keg a bit, purge the O2 out of the top valve and the oxygen is gone.

To bottle 5 gallons of beer you need to clean 50 bottles with tiny necks you can't fully get into.  In kegging you just have to clean one big bottle that has a 4" hole in the top that you can stick your arm in to clean.  The poor man's way to avoid glass is to do a keg to soda bottle transfer ...


That wasn't blowhard, I just got really excited thinking about kegging.
 
2022-06-14 10:35:40 AM  

JZDave: What's next? Everclear and Tang powder?


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