Ok, the desire to carbonate fruit juices and teas came to mind first, which is what led me to a website that had purchasable instructions for a cheaply made carbonation system that uses baking soda and vinegar to produce the co2. But what the hay, why not single beers? Say the LHBS is down to the bottom of the barrel due to the impending zombie apocalypse (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/0...est=latestnews), and all i can scrounge up is a few tbs of 2 row and a few hops cones.
First, i guess i would have to know the amount of co2 that can be produced by an amount of baking soda/vinegar so i would know how much to use per volume of liquid i'm carbonating. If i had 2 containers (container A is holds the baking soda and vinegar and is connected to container B which will hold the liquid to be carbonated) and container b held 20 fl oz, i would need enough co2 to fill container A completely, fill the lines, and an adequate amount to carbonate 20oz of liquid. So my question is, how much co2 can a liquid absorb? Is it a percentage of the total volume of the liquid? Does it depend on the liquid? Thanks to anyone who can help.
here's to hopefully not having to start making 1 beer at a time.