The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Bottling Soda from a Corny Keg

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
ISUBrew79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 205
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Bottling Soda from a Corny Keg

Has anyone force-carbed soda in a Corny keg, then bottled it from the keg? I am curious if this can be done with the BierMuncher bottle filler or a similar setup. I'm thinking about making soda and giving 6-packs away as Christmas gifts, but I don't want to go the bottling-with-yeast route, fearing of exploding bottles.

__________________
College Creek Brewing Company, est. 2008
Primary: Belma/Cascade Pale Ale, Cranberry Melomel
Secondary: None
Bottled: Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone

On Tap:
Keg 1: Belgian Table Beer
Keg 2: Belgian Tripel
ISUBrew79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
Timekiller
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North New Jersey
Posts: 128
Default

I have filled bottles from the tap using a method similar to Bobby M's. It works well, however I have not tested any of them long term. Im sure they would be fine as gifts.

__________________
-Ryan


PRIMARY-1: -
PRIMARY-2:-
KEG 1: Light Lager
KEG 2: Swapmeet Special (APA) *2nd place 2009 WestEnd Fair!
KEG 3: Irish Red
KEG 4: Oatmeal Stout *3rd place 2009 WestEnd Fair!
KEG 5: soda water
NEXT:
Orfy's Hobgoblin
Timekiller is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,942
Liked 47 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I sure love my BMBF! Never failed me yet!

__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,044
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 779

Default

I haven't tried it, but I think it would work. That would be if it didn't have a foaming issue. If you purged the corney, and then set it at like 1 psi to just push the soda, it should work.

Would you want to try a couple and let us know? I really would like to know if this works.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
ISUBrew79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 205
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
I haven't tried it, but I think it would work. That would be if it didn't have a foaming issue. If you purged the corney, and then set it at like 1 psi to just push the soda, it should work.

Would you want to try a couple and let us know? I really would like to know if this works.
Sure, when I get around to making the soda I'll give this a try. I'll report back with my findings. Also, I'm guessing I should probably use plastic bottles rather than standard glass beer bottles, due to the greater levels of carbonation in soda than in beer. Since I'm force carbing, I'm less worried about bottle bombs, but I don't know if glass bottles will hold up to the CO2pressure levels in soda over the long term. Can anyone weigh in on this?
__________________
College Creek Brewing Company, est. 2008
Primary: Belma/Cascade Pale Ale, Cranberry Melomel
Secondary: None
Bottled: Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone

On Tap:
Keg 1: Belgian Table Beer
Keg 2: Belgian Tripel
ISUBrew79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
giligson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver Area - Canada
Posts: 755
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

1) use this to fill your bottles: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-n...eer-gun-24678/
if you just pour it in without pressure you will have flat foamy soda.
2) soda is full of the thing that bugs love - glucose (sugar) and has none of the stuff that bugs (yeast,bacteria, mold) dislike - alcohol. You must add a preservative if you bottle and you had better refrigerate the stuff.
3) If something does take up residence and start to ferment your sugary soda in the bottle it will become a bottle bomb. If the bottle remains sterile then the pressure inside will not rise above the fairly low pressure that you bottled it at plus temperature change - ie. no bottle bomb)
4) When you bottle beer from the keg and get spillage its fairly easy to clean up - when you bottle sugary soad you will have spills and sprays of a thin syrup which if not cleaned up promptly will become a thick syrup and great huge sugary mess.

Best of luck.

__________________
giligson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
Timekiller
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North New Jersey
Posts: 128
Default

From what I have heard/seen, the beer bottles should easily handle the ~35psi. There are plenty of sodas on the market in beer type bottles. Really, I belive that bottle bombs are really only a concern when making CO2 with yeast. Remember, when the yeast creates the co2, its in the headspace building. When you force carb, the co2 is already in the soda.

__________________
-Ryan


PRIMARY-1: -
PRIMARY-2:-
KEG 1: Light Lager
KEG 2: Swapmeet Special (APA) *2nd place 2009 WestEnd Fair!
KEG 3: Irish Red
KEG 4: Oatmeal Stout *3rd place 2009 WestEnd Fair!
KEG 5: soda water
NEXT:
Orfy's Hobgoblin
Timekiller is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,106
Liked 40 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I wouldn't use beer bottles. Sure they can handle 35psi... but that is soda under 40 degrees, you heat it up to 90 and where are you at then? Soda has a few saving factors from infection, but it can still happen (is fairly acidic, can have preservatives if you put them in or they come in the flavoring)

__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
putting soda from 2 liter bottles into corny keg jonp9576 Soda Making 7 12-18-2008 10:34 PM
getting the soda smell/flavor out of a corny keg moti_mo Equipment/Sanitation 2 11-04-2008 09:21 PM
Question on Soda Water, and: Looking for 3-gallon Corny Evan! Equipment/Sanitation 3 06-20-2008 03:03 AM
Soda flavor in corny keg pahiker6 Bottling/Kegging 10 10-13-2007 11:48 PM
Kegging with Soda Corny Kegs... cyclonebrew Bottling/Kegging 3 02-21-2007 04:46 PM