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Old 05-12-2010, 06:25 AM   #11
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Well, I don't know what I did last time, but it seems to be working this time. The bottles ave very firm. I plan to stick them in the fridge tomorrow before I go to work. They weren't firm at all last time.

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Old 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #12
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Well, I don't know what I did last time, but it seems to be working this time. The bottles ave very firm. I plan to stick them in the fridge tomorrow before I go to work. They weren't firm at all last time.
Glad to hear it! Maybe it was just a bum package of yeast last time.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #13
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weird...
yeah sprechners are force carb only. The only 2 natural carbonation ones are gnomes and some retro looking brand.

For yeast, honestly I've been using red star cooking yeast. The root beer after about 4 days carbed and was actually really good (I drank all relatively early so it was like the last 5 bottles). (gnome root beer, redstar yeast and brown sugar)
The last one was ginger beer and its pretty rancid, the only difference was I substituted the brown sugar for cane. I don't know if the yeast had eaten some taco bell or what, but when I pulled out my first test bottle from the fridge.... it smelled like someone had managed to fart in my soda.
Kind of turns me off of soda since I have about 2.5 gallons of spicy fart soda LOL
Got more root beer to make atleast.

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