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Old 05-01-2013, 08:00 PM   #21
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I am trying to back track where I found the kit that I want. It is not pretty, it is a tank, regulator and hose, quick connect cap that fits a 2 liter. You squeeze out the air, and pop in the CO2 and the bottle pops, you shake it and whoola...If I find the kit again, I will come back and post it. Seems like it was around 150 bucks or so, whole system.

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:05 AM   #22
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Stuntman-- is this what you were thinking? Keg Connection It's the one I bought to start with, and then moved to the keg.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:58 AM   #23
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Stuntman-- is this what you were thinking? Keg Connection It's the one I bought to start with, and then moved to the keg.
http://www.kegoutlet.com/sp202-soda-...-co2-tank.html

I thought that was it, then I started looking all over my links (I am still getting used to chrome, had it for over a year) and found this link for a 5 lb cylinder 139.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:38 AM   #24
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Any thoughts on pros/cons of getting a Sodastream model that can accommodate the 130L larger CO2 tanks? I like the Source unit, but it only takes the smaller canisters. Should I be concerned about this at all? I am thinking of using the CO2doctor adapter, or equivalent to cut down costs.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #25
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In http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f95/chea...stream-411646/ i describe the fantastic results of 20oz paintball bottle inside my sodastream buzz, although it looks perfectly sized for a 24... which would decrease co2 costs almost by a factor of ten vs $oda$tream tanks.

Also see my topic on better syrups... sodastream ones are gross, with even the nondiet ones including a revolting sugar substitute.

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #26
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A few months back there was a bit in bon appetite magazine about some hipster bartenders using the sodastream to make carbonated cocktails. To get around the foaming/spraying problem they attached a piece of vinyl tubing to to injector and used that to carbonate.

Im guess the tubing cut down on the pressure a bit to make the force carb a bit more gentle.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #27
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Injecting a bottle of anything but water in a sodastream can gum up important pressure points like the nozzle and the overpressure blowoff valve (vital in every use, to let you know when to stop injecting and to prevent you from bursting an ageing soda bottle). Also there is tremendous blowback of bottle contents when you disconnect it from the machine.

With water you will see your machine insides increasingly coated by spray on mineral deposits... with even a trace of flavoring I can imagine you would create some insect paradise with hundreds of sugar ants or whatever living inside or visiting at night. I detach the bottle slowly anyway to reduce the loss of soda bottle co2 from explosive blowback.

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Old 03-12-2014, 05:02 AM   #28
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Should I be concerned enough about residue (from the manufacturing process) on the interior wall of a paintball CO2 tank to open it up and clean it out before I fill/use it for the first time in my SodaStream Source? I just don't want to ingest anything that's unhealthy. I have never homebrewed or used a PB CO2 tank for anything food related so I really have no clue.

I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction as my authentic SodaStream carbonating tank is due to run out within a day or two and there is no way I am paying for another exchange.

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:46 PM   #29
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I think it's not a problem, and I didn't get any off tastes from mine, but someplace sells special food grade versions. I think it's from co2doctor, and someone mentioned you can get better deal from his ebay offerings than the same paintball tanks on his web site.

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I want to use the carbonater caps. It screws onto 2 liter soda bottles (or any bottles the same thread size This seems like a nice alternative if you already have kegging and ball lock. I plan to use one of my gas lines just to carbonate beverages with this.

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