Sunday, 9 of May of 2021

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Secret of Pepsi one step closer and caffine warning

While at a friend’s birthday party, some one got some Angostura bitters, which was used as a flavor additive for whiskey. He was having people give it a sniff. I being a super taster, I immediately recognized the smell as the same ingredient in Pepsi that I’ve been trying to find! After me telling the rest of the party this, they agreed. We put some in glasses of coke, and PRESTO! Pepsi! But with a very bitter after taste. Now Angostura bitters is them self made from a secret recipe. But it’s a place to start.

Also I was sent a link on the dangers of Caffeine. Check it out.

http://consumerist.com/2010/11/man-dies-after-ingesting-enough-caffeine-for-70-energy-drinks.htmlhttp://opensoda.org


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Open Cola Recipe – 2009 Version


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Alcohol evidence

Always wanting to confirm our findings when we can and wanting to gather all evidence on how real soda pop is made, here is an interesting link that backs up the Cube Cola vodka oil dissolving methodology.

http://www.themuslimwoman.com/hertongue/PepsiCoke.htmhttp://opensoda.org


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Open Soda at Maker Faire

Open Soda got accepted to be in the Maker Faire Detroit. Info at ..

http://www.makerfaire.com/

Basically it will be a ton of ppl that make things gather for the last weekend in July at Dearborn MI. We will be holding hourly how to sessions and as well as dispensing multiple flavors of soda.

I have notes from 2 dev sessions to put up and also the newest dispense rig failed at Penguicon. So I had to build a quick and dirty platform that merges dispenser 2.o, 3.0, and 4.o into one. Only has 4 flavors rather then 4.0’s 6, but it works.http://opensoda.org


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Switch to WordPress

Ok, today I finally finished the switch over to wordpress. YAY!! This gives us lots of neat features, lets other ppl help update it, make it easy to update, and looks better. Anything before this post is randomly in order, but I tired to copy everything over from the old site as similar as possible.  I’ve also put up the new recipes. So look around, tell me what I can improve, what else you think the site needs, and don’t forgot to register so you can comment on stuff!http://opensoda.org


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Dispense Rig V2.0

V2.0 – 2007

I don’t have pics of the original 1.0 dispenser, but it was just a board with 3 holes. Back then, we were still only concerned with open cola and hadn’t hit apoun different flavors of soda, so 3 were fine. Once I decided to make more flavors, it was clear we needed a new dispense rig. I built this one up with wood, and bent some sheet metal into a drain. The rack was from a dollar store. I made the drain water proof with about 2 tubes of water proof Goop. Worked really great, but still relayed on the old cool the entire keg method which used lots of ice. You can see many of the design elements I carried over into the V4.0 rig. This one is retired along with the V1.0 rig as it’s far easier to chill the chill plate rather then 6 kegs.http://opensoda.org


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Dispense Rig V3.0

V3.0 – 2008

This one is a real official Cornie dispenser. I found it on ebay for a really good deal. It only has 4 heads, no quick disconnects(so the hoses are kind of a pain to deal with), doesn’t have a drain board, and doesn’t have the cart like the V4.0 so not as portable. Still it’s a very nice small event rig.

Here you can see the inside with the chill plate and all the hoses. None of them have quick disconnect so I have to shove them inside. The plate is actually larger then the 6 port plate so it does chiller better.http://opensoda.org


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Dispense Rig V4.0

V4.0 – 2009

Here is the new for 2009 V 4.0 Dispense rig. It’s portable, has 6 heads, has a chill plate, drain below taps, and has 5 kegs on cart. There is also a tool box built into the top which you can’t see in this pic. I have yet to add a place to hang the 6th keg and a drain water bucket.

Here you can see the V4.0 rig’s slide out ability allowing access to change out kegs. This has been tested with the cooler section full of ice and water. Unless all the kegs are empty, it doesn’t tip over and no signs of breaking.

Here you can see the inside of the cooler section. At the bottom is the chill plate. This gets filled with ice and cools the soda as it’s pushed to the taps. You can’t see it in this view, but the out side of the incoming hoses has quick release hose connections making transport and moving vastly easier and quicker.

Here’s another view. You can see the drain plate.http://opensoda.org


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1 ml PIPETS

1 ml PIPETS

1 ml PIPETS

1 ml PIPETS – of course you need pipette’s. This is from the same company that I bought the pump from. These apear to be the same pipette’s we use, but we got ours second hand. The 1ml pipette works with the 2ml pump.

http://opensoda.org


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Pipet Pump

PIPETTE PUMP 10ml

PIPETTE PUMP 10ml

Pipet Pump – a MUST have for measuring oils. This one comes with fast release button. Not all do. You might consider getting 2ml and 10ml if working on lots of batches. You need to buy pipette’s seperatly of course.http://opensoda.org


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