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Old 05-03-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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How long does it take to carbonate water for club soda?

I have a keg, regulator, and Co2. The 5 gallon keg is full, I charged the keg to 40 PSI. Tt does not appear that i have any leaks. The keg has been in the fridge for 2 days and the water has little fizz.



 
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Give the keg a shake for several minutes. This will help dissolve co2 quicker.


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Old 05-04-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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Make sure it's very cold. Colder liquids carbonate easier. I shake my kegs when making club soda. Be careful not to overdo it. Shake it a bit and then test. You can make club soda that is so carbed it's almost undrinkable.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:17 PM   #4
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thanks for your replies

does the Out hose length have anything to do with how fizzy the water should be

also any suggestions for ideal PSI for the CO2 for the initial charge

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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I use 35 psi and without shaking, it takes a week to carbonate. I also use 20 feet of 3/16ths beer line to minimize carbonation loss.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #6
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I do mine in a two liter bottle with a carbonator cap. I add a little gypsom and a few grains of salt to the water also.



 
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