How to Make Soda Pop

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Chances are if you asked people on the street what they reached for at the end of a long day, the frequent answer would be soda pop. It is a drink deeply ingrained in modern culture, with fans located all over the world. For some, the love is so deep that they wish they could make their own, to taste whenever and wherever they choose. Actually, brewing soda pop at home is possible. In fact, it can be done by almost anyone if they have the right ingredients and equipment. Read on to find out how you and your family can create your own refreshment in your very own kitchen.

What You Will Need:

-Soda pop flavoring
-Measuring spoon
-Measuring cup
-2 and 1/4th cups of sugar
-Large jug, which has been thoroughly cleaned beforehand
-2 liter bottle – must close at the top

1. Taking the yeast, place roughly 1/8th of a teaspoon inside a cup of warm water. This should be done for a few minutes, five at most, until the yeast dissolves. Keep in mind that this step should not be skipped, as the yeast is what makes the soda pop fizzy. And really, what is soda pop without the fizz?

2. Now it is time to move on to the sugar. Fill up the large jug with the 2 and 1/4th cups of sugar, and once this is finished, add 1 tablespoon of the soda pop flavoring. There is no rule to the flavor you can use, nor should there be. Grocery stores have at least a few to choose from; if you are unable to find their selection, ask an employee. Pick whatever works best for you and your family.

3. Take the dissolved yeast and add it to the jug, then fill the jug with about a gallon worth of water. Be cautious that you do not overdo it with the water, or there could be problems. Take the cap that seals the jug and close it as tightly as you can. Without doing this, you will not be able to move on to the next instruction.

4. With the jug firmly closed, shake it softly yet securely a few times. This is done in order for everything to mix together properly.

5. Take your funnel and, using the 2 liter bottle, fill the bottle with the ingredients. If you do not use the funnel, the drink will get everywhere but where you want it to go. Not only is that a messy scenario, it is troublesome, and should be avoided at all costs.

6. Place your bottle inside the refrigerator or someplace cool. It should be left for a few days before anybody tries to taste the concoction, or the results may not be as you want them.

Few on the planet would argue that making your own drinks is a bad thing; after all, no trip to the grocery store is needed to get your soda pop fix. Additionally, if you are constantly making it, you will never or rarely run out. Get creative and have fun with it, enlisting the help of family members and friends in the process for something you can all share. The memories will be priceless.

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