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Old 06-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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Ok. I didn't know what campden or sorbate did, but I think I get it now. You guys saved me from doing something stupid once again!

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:45 AM   #12
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I suppose this would be the way to go for small batches. Maybe I'll just do that. I was envisioning getting out my bottling bucket and siphon hose and bottling wand and having to sanitize all that and clean up all that... blah. I like your way much better.
There is no need for all that. Soda making is a different animal than beer making, so by thinking of this in terms of home brewing, you're actually making this harder. The only equipment you need, besides measuring cups or spoons for yeast or sugar is a funnel and a 2 liter bottle. Most soda extract bottles will give you optional intructions for only 2 liters, but if not, you can just do the math with a metric to english volume conversion calculator online. Anyway, once you know how much your making, add all the ingredients to the 2 liter bottle or bottles via the funnel, but leave out some of the water so you can shake the bottle to mix it, then top it off with water leaving a little space for o2. You should be able to do 2-4 two liters and clean up in less than 20 minutes. It's best to fill them in the sink.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #13
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would this work add just enuf sugar sugar to card the 2 liter bottle and sweeten the rest with splenda? so you don't need to refrigerate.

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Old 07-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
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would this work add just enuf sugar sugar to card the 2 liter bottle and sweeten the rest with splenda? so you don't need to refrigerate.
That would be alot of splenda, have you ever had a soda or baked good that is entirely sweetended with splenda, I suggest against it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:14 PM   #15
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would this work add just enuf sugar sugar to card the 2 liter bottle and sweeten the rest with splenda? so you don't need to refrigerate.
It should work, and make a "diet" soda. But like Freezeblade said, the taste might not be great.

You could try it- even just a very small batch (like one 20 ounce bottle), just to see what would happen. I'm not sure how much sugar is enough, though, without being too much. You want enough to carb, but not enough to explode. And sodas are carbed much more then beer, so a beer carbonation tool might not be very helpful. If you could figure out the carbonation volume you want, though, you might be able to calculate it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #16
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If you could figure out the carbonation volume you want, though, you might be able to calculate it.
Well, you could figure out what PSI keggers use and convert that to volumes of CO2, then a priming calculator will do exactly what you want.
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Well, you could figure out what PSI keggers use and convert that to volumes of CO2, then a priming calculator will do exactly what you want.
My keg for soda is set at 30 psi. Would that help?
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According to the Tastybrew kegging calculator, 40 degrees at 30 PSI will get you 4.2 volumes of CO2 in solution.

To prime to 4.2 volumes of CO2 at room temperature, you would want 7 ounces of table sugar for 4 gallons.

I can't guarantee that things won't explode if you try this, but if I was going to try and only add enough sugar to prime and nothing more, I'd probably start low, maybe experiment with small batches, and almost certainly keep the bottles inside some sort of solid container while they attempted to carbonate in case the bottles blew up.

I'm nearly certain that your average beer bottle can withstand that final pressure, but I don't know if fermentation will throw off anything extra or what.

But if it works, that could be awesome.

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Even doing a diet soda and calculating the priming sugar I'd still use the 2L soda bottles, or the smaller 20 oz ones.

Better yet... start kegging then use the BMBF to get bottles of carbonated soda with no sediment

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:32 PM   #20
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hi
make a smaller batch
clean up is easy
if you are nervous about explosions use PET bottles (actually use these anyway)
if you are more nervous use a yeast strain with a low alcohol tolerance - it will actually die
if you are extra nervous force carbonate with CO2
enjoy!

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