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Old 02-05-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Ever heard of Carbonation Drops???

How do you like them? I might be one of the few here that don't like to have the yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle, not so much for me but I have to explained everyone that drinks one of my beers what it is. I dont really have the money or space for a 5gl keg so my next best thing is these Carbonation Drops that I just found online...Before I go out and get them I wanted to know what you thought about them...

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Sorry guys I didnt realized there was already a thread on this posted back in 07-16-2008...Thanks

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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hi tony can u give me tha link? thanks mate

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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ahhh. thnx

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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Well I found them on this Carbonation Drops - Coopers - Beer-Wine.com but I'm sure you can find them pretty much anywere...

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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Many LHBS' have them.
I use them with my Coopers Kits.
Pretty easy, reduces steps to just dropping a couple in a Coopers PET bottle (24oz), filling and screwing on the cap real tight.
Just don't forget to add them! LOL I had to re-open a few on one of my first batches, add the drops (I forgot) and reseal the bottles.
Notes on that include you need to remove the little plastic ring that came off the old cap before screwing on a new cap (that has a ring). No, don't ask me how I know this.
The combination of the carbonation drops and the PET bottles make the bottling phase about as simple as you can get. Of course, racking to a bottling bucket (has a spigot that accepts a bottling wand) and adding bottling sugar is virtually as easy but Coopers system with their stuff makes it easy to just primary ferment and bottle from there after a couple weeks. A 2/2+ system that seems to work very well (for ME).

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PS. those ones you linked are more expensive than I remember them being. I thought they were like $4.95...
makebeer.net - $4.99
AHS - $4.49

And I am sure there are other places.
When you decide where and what to order keep in mind S&H charges as well as local state taxes! AHS has an excellent flat-rate S&H of $6.99! If you are not 'rushed' to get it. Can take a couple extra days. Best I know of. Put together a shopping list and add the drops with your order and all of it is only $6.99! Some places charge tax on items whether you are from their state or not. Of course, if you are in the same state they are required to charge state sales tax. (putting this in only for those who are not accustomed to mail order).
Summary: I'd gladly pay $5.95 if they offer free shipping!

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:42 PM   #9
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Since you're not kegging-->force-carbing-->bottling or filtering your beer, you're still going to have yeast in the beer, and therefore may also have at least some visible sediment in the bottle. To naturally carbonate you have to feed sugar to yeast, and the carb tabs are just a sugar mixture. The yeast eat the sugar and poop out CO2, then the yeast settle to the bottom.

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Old 02-05-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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I tried Muntons carb drop a couple of years ago. What a mess, left scum on the bottom and little white floaties in the top of the bottles. No more carb drops for me.
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