The Unbelievable Dr. Pepper Wine Experiment: A 30-Day Transformation

Skylar Hawthorne

Updated Friday, July 5, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Golden Hive Mead has taken the homebrew community by storm with an extraordinary experiment: turning Dr. Pepper into wine. Responding to a challenge from @BriggsBee, this creative brew master decided to see what would happen if one of the world's most beloved sodas was fermented into alcohol.

The process began with a simple observation that anything with sugar can be fermented. After successfully crafting Mountain Dew wine, the logical next step was Dr. Pepper, a soda with a mysterious flavor that defies description. The experiment involved carefully pouring Dr. Pepper into a one-gallon jar, stirring to release carbonation without causing a foamy mess.

To combat preservatives, baking soda was added to raise the pH level, though this led to some unexpected foaming. Once settled, yeast and nutrients were introduced to kickstart the fermentation process, resulting in another minor eruption. With a sugar content high enough to achieve 6.5% alcohol, the concoction was sealed with an airlock to begin its transformation over the next 30 days.

The anticipation is palpable as Golden Hive Mead awaits the results, promising to reveal whether Dr. Pepper can indeed make a wine that's not just drinkable but potentially delightful.

Curious to see how this turns out? Watch the full video for a fascinating look at this unique homebrewing adventure.

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