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Old 02-22-2011, 09:13 PM   #11
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I've got my beer at 12, Dr Pepper at 35. I seem to recall Coca Cola dictating 40psi or something.

I found that setting my soda at 35 for a few weeks didn't carbonate it well at all... I wound up bringing the cold keg inside, hooking it up to a tank at 35, and rolling it on the floor for a while.

To balance it at the higher pressure, I use a lot more line. I'm at 25' now, I need more. Seriously considering a pressure reducing tap designed for sodas... Cornelius makes them, I think.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #12
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to burst carbonate soda what are the recommended steps?

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #13
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I burst carbonate mine without the initial high pressure.
Typically with burst carbing beer, you set it to 30 psi, shake the hell out of it for a few minutes, then decrease back to serving pressure and let it sit for a few days.
Normally to burst carb soda, I would say to set it to 50 or so psi, shake the hell out of it, then let it sit at serving pressure for a few days to a week.
I set mine to serving pressure and chill it the serving temperature, shake the hell out of it for more than a few minutes (listen to music or watch TV, keg in my lap, rock it back and fourth for a half hour or so), then leaving it set to serving pressure (25 psi at 45 degrees for me) and let it sit for however long it takes to reach full carbonation.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #14
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I just set my chilled sodas to serving pressure (35psi), and slowly agitate until the regulator doesn't hiss anymore. Usually it takes about 30 mins of me rolling the keg around with my feet while watching TV.

Maybe it counts as a workout, too?

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #15
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Keep in mind, soda WILL require more serving line than beer to keep a higher resistance to prevent immediate foaming. My system uses 8 feet of 1/4 inch inside diameter tubing for beer, and 25 feet of 1/4 inch inside diameter tubing for the soda, at 25 psi at 45 degrees. Temperature will make a difference in the amount of carbonation and pressure.

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Cool yeah I just added 25 foot of hose to it but now it won't stay on my tower shank and I cannot get it clamped down to where it will not come out of the hose where it connects to the elbow. Pretty upset I cannot find a way to clamp it down.

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(all naughty jokes aside) what size is your shank/hose?

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Quote:
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(all naughty jokes aside) what size is your shank/hose?
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(all naughty jokes aside) what size is your shank/hose?
I've got 25' of poly hose from mcmaster. It should be longer. The dr pepper shoots out of the faucet.

My soda is at 35F at 35 psi.
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1/4 inch hose really not sure on the shank...I just bought it at a homebrew store. Can I get a shank elbow that has a bigger radius that way itll fit on my hose better?

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