I've thought about trying some carbonating drops on my next batch, thtey claim to carbonate in a week. Do they realy work that good? will they change the taste? should I use them? thats just some of the questions I have, lol.
I've used them already and really didn't notice much of a difference between the drops and dextrose. One disadvantage of the drops is you need to make sure you have 1 (for a 12 ounce bottle) or 2 (for a 22) in each bottle; if you forget one, you will have flat beer. It is impossible to forget the dextrose when you make up enough to carbonate the entire batch and mix it in. I did find that they are kinda pricey compared to dextrose. My vote: go with dextrose.
If you use them I would use Muntons because you can better contol your carbonation levels with the smaller tablets versus the one big cooper tablet. All those carbdrops are going to leave a few little floating peices in your finished beer that just won't dissolve.
Bottled: Janet's Brown, Session Dry Stout, Yellow Fly Cream Ale