Don’t Whine Cooler
(5 gallons, extract)
• 4 lbs. Muntons extra-light dry malt extract
• 48 oz. light corn syrup
• 1 lb. malto-dextrin
• 1 pkg. American or Australian ale yeast
• 10 pkgs. unsweetened Kool-Aid or other powdered drink mix (your choice of flavors)
• 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming
Step by Step:
Boil 1 gal. water in brew kettle. Add dry malt extract and malto-dextrin, stirring until dissolved. Add corn syrup and return to boil. Boil for 30 min. Add to fermentation vessel that has 4 gal. pre-boiled, chilled water. Pitch yeast and install airlock.
Fermentation should be complete at 65° to 70° F in five to seven days. Following fermentation, mix corn sugar dissolved in one pint boiled water, fermented liquid, and packaged drink mix in bottling bucket. Be careful; the liquid will foam with the addition of the acidic drink mix. Bottle into eight sterilized 2-liter green soda bottles. Tighten on sterilized caps. Cooler is ready to drink when clear (seven to 10 days) but will improve over the next few weeks. Consume within four months if bottled in this fashion.