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Old 06-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Beer AND Soda

I want to keg badly.

I haven't approached the SWMBO because she has no interest in this hobby: she doesn't drink beer. However, she is a Diet Coke addict.

If I could get a box of diet coke syrup in a kegerator with my beer, I'd be all set. I guess it needs to mix with water (?) and CO2 to become soda.

Has anyone done this? It would be a political coup if I could pull it off.

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Old 06-21-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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I guess it could be done. I have no idea about the syrup. You will want to make sure to get a dual regulator setup. Soda needs to be carbed MUCH higher than beer. That way you can have her soda and your beer on different pressures.

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Old 06-21-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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I believe you can get boxes of the syrup at sams club or costco, not sure of the price...

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You can get cola extracts (Gnome is good), and cut the sugar in half. Tastes MUCH better than diet cola (yech), and is healthier.

Buy the equipment to have two different pressures, and you are set.

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You can get cola extracts (Gnome is good), and cut the sugar in half. Tastes MUCH better than diet cola (yech), and is healthier.

Buy the equipment to have two different pressures, and you are set.
She is one of those that will drink water if they only have Diet Pepsi. No, there is no extract cola in our future (I have done that already, actually).
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:05 AM   #6
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sorry if I'm hijacking your thread, but, what pressure is soda carbonated at?

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sorry if I'm hijacking your thread, but, what pressure is soda carbonated at?
You need to carb it at 30 psi at least, otherwise you get no fizz. I have a root beer that I carbed at 30 psi and dispense at 12 psi. It may have lost a little carbonation, but it still tastes tasty.
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I keep a keg of soda water on tap @35 psi and 34F. I use sodaclub concentrates, but you should be able to find Diet Coke at restaurant supply stores. My brews are on secondary regulators and live in the 'cellar'.

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Do a search on "bag-in-box".

Diet Coke Syrup Bag in Box

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You will not be able to use a "bag-in-box" in a draught system, as the bag in box is just syrup only. You would need carbonated water.

That would be referred to as a "POST-MIX" system!

You would want to look for the kegs of soft drinks, that has the syrup and water mixed up already, and you just add the CO2.

This is what is called a "PRE-MIX"

You will usually see these at fairs, carnivals etc. They are the ones that use the same "kegs" that we use for beer!

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