Re: Fermentable Question
- Hi, no-name,
I have a friend who is a keen collector of Coca-Cola stuff but
probably (without asking details) it would be expensive and
inconvenient to send something like this to an address in Australia.
I have no idea whether this stuff would interest him or what it would
be worth to him...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nonamedistiller"
> Hiya everyone.
> Brain storm here for another Dram award. (Hope not but here goes)
> Cleaning out my Grandpa's out building I stumbled upon something
> interesting, And I was wondering if this would be something I canuse
> to ferment, Being its so old. I am not sure, Plus I am not fimilartop
> with what would be considered preserves,. And how long they last,
> This mixture or syrup does look to have a bit of crud at the very
> but thats it, Everything else still looks to be good, However I amno
> expert as I have shown here lately..are
> ( My dang camara won't work. No batteries. but I found a picture on
> line, I think this one comes from ebay) This one is empty, but Mine
> full, they haven't even had the lids ever taken off, Still sealedand
> I know you guys will probably need what the ingred are. So I will
> them, There isn't that many on the bottle:)and
> Here is what it says word for word.
> A beverage syrup: Prepared with sugar and water; Phosphoric acid,
> Caffeine, Extractives from coca leaves (cocaine Removed) (bummer)
> cola nuts, And other flavoring materials: colored with caramel.mixed
> This syrup is ready to use, Chill before use, This syrup should be
> in proportions of one part syrup and five parts cold carbonatedservings,
> Other than that it just says to mix cold and serve in 6 ounce
> with chipped ice..having
> Right now, I have four of these, Full to the top without ever
> the seal broken.. Only one of them has a very good intact lable,,The
> others still have there lables but there holding on by like onepeice of
> the corner, Then I have 12 empty containers just like these,pharmacy,
> I thought back then you could only get this kind of stuff at a
> so it looks like grandpa was not only a Moonshiner but a Out law ora
> theif as well.. LOL (Just kidding there, Very good man he was Anda
> good shiner as well, Ol BOy he was)..of
> Anyways, I was thinking sale them, but I haven't found to much
> nothing on them, execpt ebay, and then well thats a chance and ahalf
> there weather you get anything or not. Maybe contact Coca-Colabut I
> am sure they won't care, its not like a 300 year old bottle of Jackor
> something.. Plus having the jugs are great, well theempties, Now
> I don't have to go to the recycle plant for a while. (Yea)....But
> on the other hand, If anyone does know of a coke collector send himmy
> way, I have jugs,fermented,
> But the main question was for the big guns.. Can this be
> and if so, Would I use it like mollasses, Mix it up 1 syrup to 4yeast.
> water. Then add dap and so on.. Or just dilute it and add the
> Any help would be most welcome.. Thx's to all.. NoNameDistiller
- --- In email@example.com, "gff_stwrt" <gff_stwrt@...>
> Hi, no-name,
> I have a friend who is a keen collector of Coca-Cola stuff but
> probably (without asking details) it would be expensive and
> inconvenient to send something like this to an address in Australia.
> I have no idea whether this stuff would interest him or what it would
> be worth to him...
> The Baker
At least its a start. If you want, ask him what he thinks, maybe he
can give me a bit of insite of what its worth. And who knows, Even if
it isn't much, I wouldn't mind sending it to someone, If its not too
bad. Like you said though, It would probably cost a arm and a leg,
maybe even our first new born. :):) Thx's for repling though.
If you have one of those old Coke jugs made during the time they still used Coca plants, and the label is still good with concentrate in it - I would check it out some more - might be worth a hell of a lot more then just using it to try and ferment. Same thing I told a Guy that was trying to use an old Gregorian copper pitcher to distill with - Take it to an APPRAISER !!!. (too bad the took all the cocaine out of it - in earlier times it still would a been there.
Vino es Veritas,
Jim aka Waldo.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nonamedistiller" <nonamedistiller@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "gff_stwrt" gff_stwrt@
> > Hi, no-name,
> > I have a friend who is a keen collector of Coca-Cola stuff but
> > probably (without asking details) it would be expensive and
> > inconvenient to send something like this to an address in Australia.
> > I have no idea whether this stuff would interest him or what it would
> > be worth to him...
> > Regards,
> > The Baker
> Hello Baker.
> At least its a start. If you want, ask him what he thinks, maybe he
> can give me a bit of insite of what its worth. And who knows, Even if
> it isn't much, I wouldn't mind sending it to someone, If its not too
> bad. Like you said though, It would probably cost a arm and a leg,
> maybe even our first new born. :):) Thx's for repling though.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jamesonbeam1"
> Heck Nameless,
> If you have one of those old Coke jugs made during the time they
> used Coca plants, and the label is still good with concentrate init - I
> would check it out some more - might be worth a hell of a lot morethen
> just using it to try and ferment. Same thing I told a Guy that wasTake it
> trying to use an old Gregorian copper pitcher to distill with -
> to an APPRAISER !!!. (too bad the took all the cocaine out of it -in
> earlier times it still would a been there. [:(]Thanks waldo...
> Vino es Veritas,
> Jim aka Waldo.
thanks for the reply as always, And after seeing that post from
the baker, and now yours. I do believe your right. (Like normal).
So I shall seek out an appraiser and see what they think, After all
the four full ones still have the seal on them, That hasn't ever been
broken.. But only one of them has the full Intact lable. The others
have there lables but their only on there by the corners, Barely
holding on. But looking on ebay, I seen some of these jugs empty
that were going for 70 bucks and up. With out lids but the lables on
them were all perfect. that was the only reason I didn't think these
would be worth to much, Even my empties aren't in that good of a
shape. I did However look them over real good this morning, SInce
it was late last night after getting home from cleaning out the barn,
And found that 6 of the jugs were pepsi jugs. There all emptys
though, None of them were full, Even if they were, They don't have
any instructions or ingredants list on them..
On the other hand, I am going back today to that ol shed to see
what else we can find, (sure hope to find Pops ol Copper still) but I
doubt it. If by chance I do find some more of these jugs, I hope
there older ones, (Not much on drugs by no means at all) But from
the sounds of it, They would be worth a lot more, Huh..
Any how, if worse comes to worse, And I find out that there not
worth as much as I thought., or want,, Do you think that it could be
fermented, Or should I just put these on the self and let them be..
I can always use the empties for storage, With out hurting
I suppose the first step shall be to go find out what they are
truely worth.. (Hopeing for the best)..
Since I am going to be holding up on this little project, I did find
another nice thing in the shed last night,
Can honey go bad, The reason I ask this, We found a load of honey,
haven't weighed it or anything, But I bet I have atleast 100 pounds
of the stuff, we found 48 quarts And 6 one gallon Jugs(regular Glass
jugs Nothing special) of honey,(boy I do say Honey is heavy stuff)
But it didn't have any dates or anything on it, So I couldn't even
guess at how old it is.. So I'm asking for the run down.
Visual inspection looks normal. Nothing hard or crusty on or in the
honey, Exept in the gallon Jugs, It has a peice of the comb in there
If this is not bad and usable, Then I shall be making my first
mead, Something I didn't ever think I would try to make, But its
free its for me..
Thanks for your tip about the syrup. Sure would hate to
ferment it then find out it was worth thousands or something:):) That
wouldn't have been cool.. Hopeing for the best. Nameless