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Old 02-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have a soda stream for making soda.

Could I use it to carbonate beer?

I use bottle right now and this would speed up the process of tasting a chilled home brew.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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I am sure you could, But wouldn't you be drinking green beer if you did?

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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The soda stream works as any other CO2 device.

I would put the beer in the bottle and then carbonate it. Put a chill on it and then have a pint.

During the bottling process what other stages occur other than corn sugar carbonation?

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Can you carb beer bottles with a Sodastream?
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Interesting, why not just try it out and let us know how it turned out. Maybe bottle a some the traditional way and then bottle another group with the soda stream and then compare at different time intervals.

EDIT: Looks like somebody already did.....thanks for the post Revvy

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If my experience making homemade ginger ale is any indication, it will foam like crazy. The Sodastream is meant for carbonating water before adding a soda syrup. I tried carbonating some premixed ginger ale, and the mess was not fun to clean.

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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I will just looking to use it for 12 oz taster.
Oh well

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I thought I remember reading back somewhere than carbonating anything other than water would void the warranty. I'd confirm first.

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Before you try that...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/sodastream-256109/

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Seems to me that a corny of water, co2 tank, and regulator would be more useful and probably cheaper in the long run.

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