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Posted in thread: CO2 in Root Beer on 12-13-2013 at 05:24 AM
Carbonating root beer with dry ice is a common picnic party activity. I've seen it done a lot.
It's not nearly as efficient as other methods, but it's fun and easy.
Posted in thread: Cherry soda request on 07-03-2013 at 11:08 PM
Yeast will continue reproducing/utilizing all available sugar, even when refrigerated they
still ferment albeit slow slow slow, until they die off.True enough. Let me amend my
statement:Put the soda i...
Posted in thread: Cherry soda request on 07-02-2013 at 12:38 AM
Can you explain why you believe yeast will not eat much of the sugar when making soda?It's been
discussed elsewhere on this forum, though I can't find it off hand. Basically, the yeast
doesn't need al...
Posted in thread: UV disinfection/pasteurizing on 06-28-2013 at 04:29 AM
Also blocks UV. You know those little backpacking water sterilizers (Steripen I believe) have
to be dunked into the water to work.No, UV will largely penetrate the clear plastic bottles.
It's simply m...
Posted in thread: Cherry soda request on 06-25-2013 at 04:06 AM
Yeast won't eat much of the sugar at all. Bear in mind that AB's recipe is pretty light on
sugar and a little ginger goes a long way. Try it again with much more syrup or less water.
Posted in thread: Why cream of tarter? on 06-14-2013 at 08:24 PM
I'm guessing it's either used for sugar inversion (added during heating with the sugar) or as
an acidic method of adding some head to the root beer.
Posted in thread: Soda and Brass/Chrome Faucets on 06-10-2013 at 03:44 AM
I have seen a study on this, but it's been a while I can no longer find it.Plain water should
be fine with brass fittings. Modern brass plumbing fixtures contain a minimum amount of lead
that's not ea...
Posted in thread: Dr. Pepper clone? on 05-29-2013 at 06:15 PM
Yes, I know the company has stated there is no prune in it, but the essence of taste to me is
kind of oxidized plum/raspberry/caffeine.Virgil's make a Dr. Better soda that contains "a touch
of prune j...
Posted in thread: First Homemade Soda - Cinnamon Flavored on 05-28-2013 at 11:37 PM
I know this thread is over 4 years old, but...It just so happens that I made cinnamon soda over
the weekend (before I saw this thread). I used three good-sized cinnamon sticks and a touch of
Posted in thread: Preventing fermentation after forced carbonation on 05-22-2013 at 08:34 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.Never even heard of potassium metabisulphite before today. I'll
consider picking some up if the low-temp pasteurization doesn't work. I don't want to batch