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#1 mjl

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:15 PM

has anybody made wine from kool-aid packages.If so, how did it turn and what recipes di you use....

#2 cmoore

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:32 PM

Nope canít say I have ever or would ever use Kool-Aid to make wine (donít think that would work), but I have made some wine that ended up tasting like Kool-Aid! tongue.gif

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:32 AM

there was a discussion on this on the spagnols forum..... someone was makng it there around last September..... the comment was I hope it was grape!
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:07 AM

My quess is that it would be way too thin. It would taste like a weak diluted kool-aid cocktail. Nothing like a wine I would guess.

But, yes. The sugar in the kool-aid would ferment (if you added some yeast food) and convert it into alcohol.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:53 AM

I personally think you would end up with just water wine with a little color, there is nothing in Kool-aid for true flavor everything is artificial. But if thatís what you going for why not just make some water wine and add food coloring in the end, maybe GREEN or BLUE?
Sorry I guess I sound a little sarcastic (donít mean to) but I just donít see the qualities of Kool-aid wine when there are so many good things to make wine from.


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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:04 AM

True Cheryl,

The welch's frozen juices and other frozen juices are cheap and easy to use. Pllus, they are available year round.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 04:36 PM

I have tasted two "Kool-Aid" wines. Both were pretty bad.

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:39 AM

My brother-in-law added kool aid to a really cheap wine kit (a wine kit that used powder to begin with). I had my doubts, but it turned out to be pretty tastey. As a matter of fact they mixed orange kool aid with a peach wine kit and it made a pretty decent fuzzy navel wine! Not to everyones taste, I'm sure, but I was really surprised. It never hurts to experiment, you never know what you might come up with.
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