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12/3/2005 – OpenCola Test Batch 2

Open Cola test batch 2

What follows is a collection of notes from various sources about this day…

Sun, Dec 4, 2005 at 9:41 AM
So Matt, barrier of the Open Cola box, as he was the one who approached the lady who MADE open cola and offered up all her original supplies, claimed up and down that he did NOT have the open cola box containing ingredients and our notes. The original box had a bottle of nutmeg oil break during shipping and was quite pungent I could smell it from a long ways away. I could not smell it in Matt’s house, so concurred with him that it was not at his house either. So, Aaron(conchair), Mark(beergod and 3.0 opencola carbonation meister), Steve(consuite head), Shar(smoking consuite head), and I tore our houses apart looking for this box Matt claimed was not at his house. Chuck(4.0 Master of Carbonated Chemistry), Matt, and myself, took EVERYTHING out of the storage cube(and sorted, inventoried, and restacked neatly) in an attempt to locate said box. After all this, we decided to simply rebuy all the oils and start from scratch on the formula. Yesterday, we did testing and experimenting on a Pepsi formula, but were missing one ingredient that we knew was in the box. I sent Matt on a search for a screwdriver, as Chuck and I lamented for the missing ingredient. Low and behold, Matt walks up from the basement saying,  “Maybe it’s in this box” setting down a small box containing all of the missing objects of the open cola box. PHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. So Matt had had it the ENTIRE time as he should have had. The difference is it was in a new smaller box with out the strong smell of nutmeg, so I was unable to locate it by smell.
So thank you who helped in the search in vain. Also for those who know Matt like I do, you can rejoice for I have fixed his off body memory retention(aka his palm). No if only we can get a system that tags all items in Matt’s possession and have them listed on a gps hand held for him.

On a good note, we made very good progress and the final batch was the closest thing to a cola that we’ve gotten to date and should have some very good samples at ConFusion.

Bill Putt

Blender, Scale, measuring cups, and other assorted items of cola creation

Chuck mixes in flavor oils into the blender with gum aribic creating an imulsion

Chuck adds oil into the blender

Arron Thul(conchair Penguicon 4.0) and chuck check out the flavor base

Bill Putt’s(conchair Penguicon 3.0) job was to taste test regula cola’s and make flavor batchs. Here chuck checks the latest one mixed up.

Chuck, Aaron, and Bill watch as the syrup gets blended with carmel color

We used a selzer bottle to carbonate batches. Ended up being very expensive way.

For some reason, our coloring created blue foam

We used bottled water as to not effect the taste

Here Matt, try this. “Here try this.” The wonderful and dreaded words of any good OpenCola session.

Matt Arnold(conchair Penguicon 7.0) experenices a “special kind of bad.” We put FAR to much acid in this batch.

—Notes: I can’t really find more information then this. We ended up with a very spicy(cause of to much cininom) batch we called Ferndale(after the city we were making the batch in). We learned a lot and ended up with something far better then what we had a Penguicon 3.0.

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