This quince soda pop
recipe can be used to make any other fruit-flavored soda pop. Make a
fruit-flavored tea, add sugar and fruit juice and pour into a plastic
soda pop with a small amount of fermented beverage left in the bottle.
* Wash, peel, core and quarter
6-12 quince. Cover with water, bring to a boil and then simmer or
slow-cook, covered, for 6-8 hours or overnight.
* Strain this through a jelly bag or 4 layers of cheesecloth/muslin.
* Measure the liquid and pour into saucepan. Put sugar into the
measuring cup up to the same measure as there was liquid. Add to liquid.
* Bring to a boil, stirring contantly, and then boil over medium high
heat for a few minutes.
* Let cool, bottle and refrigerate.
|Tip: The simplest way to
make quince syrup is to make quince jelly
first, and then make the syrup with the leftover pulp.
Get some yeast starter.
The best way to do that is to be making some
ale, beer or wine with yeast and use a small amount of the sediment. If
you don't have any yeast starter, you
can use a pinch of dry yeast. It will just take a little longer to
brew. You could make a starter,
the quince soda pop itself is more like a starter, itself. You could
also use wild
yeast, if you like.
The sugar and quince syrup should be sufficient as a yeast nutrient to
get the soda brewing. If not, see Brew Your Own
Soda Pop for information on adding a yeast nutrient.
Boil some water and let
cool to luke warm. Mix it with the quince syrup
at a ratio of about 4 parts water to 1 part syrup, or to taste. The
exact ratio will depend on the relative taste and sweetness of the
|Tip: It may not be necessary
to use boiled water. Try using plain tap water with one bottle to see
how it comes out.
Put this mixture
into clean plastic soda pop bottles, leaving about an
inch space at the top. Put on screw-on top and tighten securely. Leave
bottle(s) in a warm place and check daily by squeezing. When the bottle
becomes firm and cannot be squeezed, which usually takes about 3-4
days, the soda pop is carbonated.
Refrigerate and drink.
bottles have become so hard that they feel like glass, it has
probably become over-carbonated and you will need to open the bottle
very slowly, let out a little gas and re-tighten before placing in the
This bottle can still be
squeezed and is
not ready to drink yet.
After you have made your
first bottle(s) of homebrewed soda you can make all the successive
bottles with the small amount of sediment left at the bottom of the
bottles. Just leave some sediment in the bottle and refill with water
and quince syrup and cap.
How To Brew
Soda Pop for more information on brewing soda.