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Old 07-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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I would like to try making a run an cola on tap.

In theory could I just pour in some store bought cola and rum, close the keg and re-pressurize it?

Before I go get my own cola and root beer making supplies, I thought it would be cool to try this first.

Any thoughts?

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Wow... the way I mix 'em that would take a lot of rum!

I don't see any reason you couldn't pour a bunch of 2 liters into the keg, add a few handles of rum, then carbonate. Just be careful filling the keg so you don't get too much foaming.

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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I did exactly what you described. The only issue I had is that I had a hard time dialing in the CO2 just right, I always ended up with a ton of foam.

I used the following formula:

44.36 mL = 1.5 oz = 1 shot
5 gallons = 53x 12 oz servings

53x1.5oz = 79.5oz or ~10 cups or 2,351mL (~1 handle + 1 fifth)

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Old 07-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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I've put cocktails on tap for a few partys... But none of them have been heavily carbonated...

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Old 07-09-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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you need long lines and high pressure, but it's very doable (gin + tonic on tap ftw!)

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Old 07-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #6
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Run the keg at 35 psi and use 20 feet of 3/16ths between the keg and tap, otherwise you lose the CO2.

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have you tried a bar type setup..... Where they have the soda syrup mixture and a 5th on the line and it doesn't get carbonated or mixed until it hits the fountain.... That way the alcohol from the liquour knocks down the foam.....

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:42 PM   #8
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hmm. all good suggestions. I have a kegerator and a 3 gallong corney, so I will try that first. Yes. lots of beer line in needed, which I have and a dual regulator, so that should be fine as well.

My next step would be when I integrate to my bar, set up a post mix system for soda and get a carbonator.

thx.

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Is there any worry about the soda and alcohol separating while in the keg? Probably not, but over time, different gravities...

Wish my college roommates and I thought of a gin & tonic tap back in the day...

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Is there any worry about the soda and alcohol separating while in the keg? Probably not, but over time, different gravities...

Wish my college roommates and I thought of a gin & tonic tap back in the day...
That would be what I would be worried about too, but alcohol is a solvent so they might not separate.
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