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Old 09-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default No fizz in my lemon soda

I made 4 sodas on Friday, 3 ginger ales (Yooper's, mease19's ad my own recipe) and a lemon soda (this one from chickenetti http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f171/lig...n-soda-259591/). The three ginger ales carbed fine, but the lemon soda did not carbonate AT ALL.

I did waiver from the recipe by using bottled lemon juice rather than fresh (it's what I had). Did that alone keep the yeast from being able to survive long enough to eat the sugar?

I used a pack of Lavlin D47 rehydrated in 8 tablespoons of warm water, and then put 2 tablespoons in each of the 2-litre bottles.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Check the lemon juice bottle and see if it has preservatives -

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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If you used "ReaLemon" juice that does have preservatives (two kinds of sulfites.) I use this stuff in the skeeter pee recipe on this site and you have to make a double starter and let the water/sugar/juice mixture sit for a day or two to let the preservatives off gas.

Did the lemon soda ever get going?

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Was ReaLemon juice.
Never cardbed, but was decent lemonaide.

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