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Old 09-02-2009, 04:11 AM   #1
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How many volumes of co2 should root beer be?

Does root beer need to age if I am using extract? I am really hoping I can have this kegged and ready to go satuday.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:32 PM   #2

No need to age. I've used the sprecher extract and it works great. I used 5.5 volumes of CO2 for mine.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thank you! I see captain Morgan and draught root beer in my future.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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If you are really in a hurry with soda, you can substitute about 1/3 ice for the water, toss it all in the keg and shake carbonate. Ready in 30 minutes.

Great thing to do with kids. Even little ones can rock the keg if you set it on a 2x4.

I use 35 psi for soda.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:29 PM   #5
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I keep about 35 psi on the soda kegs.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #6

One thing to keep in mind, and I'm sure you've already been told... make sure whatever you use for rootbeer is seperate from your beer equipment. The flavor and aromas from root beer cling to everything. Taps, lines, kegs, etc. It's very hard to get rid of the flavors.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:31 AM   #7
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yeah one keg made beer line a root beer line.

 
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