Force Carbing soda? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Force Carbing soda?
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
kegtoe's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,182
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default Force Carbing soda?

I have a keg that i am not making very good use of and want to try a soda kit. Is carbinating soda with CO2 and a corny keg any different than what you would do with beer?

I would leave the yeast out of the soda recipe?

kegtoe is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 05:47 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: kent, wa.
Posts: 316
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


the only difference is the dissolved co2 volume, soda has a much higher carbonation level than beer so the pressures are higher. i like to carb for a week at 50psi, then serve at 30psi using 15' of 3/16" beer line.

leave out the yeast and some of the sugar.
marzsit is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
david_42's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,578
Liked 148 Times on 139 Posts


I use 40 psi and 20' of 3/16ths. Dedicate a keg to soda to save on o-ring replacement.

If you want to do a fast force, put 4-7 lbs of ice in the keg, then add the makings and top off, leaving 3-4 inches of head space. Seal, pressurize and shake. If your back can't handle it (like mine), lay a a couple 2x4s on the floor and rock the keg. AKA the kids helping option.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Force Carbing in a day? skeeordye11 Bottling/Kegging 7 01-19-2009 04:18 PM
Force Carbing Dominator6 Bottling/Kegging 5 05-04-2008 04:05 AM
how much force carbing? ski36t Bottling/Kegging 4 03-30-2007 02:59 PM
Force Carbing? MilwaukeesBus Bottling/Kegging 9 03-14-2007 10:07 PM
Need help with force carbing Craig5_12 Bottling/Kegging 21 03-03-2007 04:36 PM

Forum Jump