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Old 12-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #11
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I was at my local hoomebrew store the other day aparently you can mix the specher concentrate at a 4 to 1 ratio with club soda, and bottle. But I am going to get a corny and actually keg it i think draft root beer will taster better

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:30 PM   #12
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I'm trying to force carb it at room temperature, any idea what PSI I should be doing it at and for how many days? It doesn't quite seem to be working for me...

Thanks in advance

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:54 PM   #13
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i think you wanna carbonate at 3.5-4 volumes

at room temp, that would be like 45 psi.

 
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:00 PM   #14
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I'm trying to force carb it at room temperature, any idea what PSI I should be doing it at and for how many days? It doesn't quite seem to be working for me...

Thanks in advance
Crank up your regulator to 30 psi and shake the hell out of the keg for about 10 minutes. Take a sample and see if it has enough carbonation for you. If not, repeat. Once you are satisfied, cut off the CO2, set your regulator, bleed down the keg, and open the CO2 back up. I run my root beer around 10 psi.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #15
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Ok, one bit of info I can't seem to find anywhere: what do they SWEETEN their syrup with? Sugar? HFCS?

 
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #16
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Ok, one bit of info I can't seem to find anywhere: what do they SWEETEN their syrup with? Sugar? HFCS?
HFCS. From their web site (you may have to zoom in):

http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/store...huge/x1_rb.jpg

 
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:23 PM   #17
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HFCS. From their web site (you may have to zoom in):

http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/store...huge/x1_rb.jpg
DAMMIT! (Thanks).

 
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:32 AM   #18
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I have been using their syrups for 2 going on 3 years now and yes the root beer stays in the keg with sprechers but the tap i have never had problems but then again a 5 gallon keg doesn't last long and i only make one about 5 times a year. While it sits i keep the lines filled with no rinse solution and it takes all the root beer essence out of the line.

For carbonating it takes 6 days at 45 psi to get about a 30-35 finish. every day un-hook your keg and shake it up then re-hook. If you shake while connected there will be some soda that runs back up your lines. Shaking your keg is needed or you will have to wait almost a month for the same results.

Root Beer warning!!! they use honey and it will cause a big foam up if your using to much pressure to pour.

Their other sodas don't have this issue only the root beer where you have to do a slow pour or you will get lots of foam.

For going from keg to bottle you can use a wand with the other sodas but not the root beer it foams up your have to do a very slow angled pour which is the worst way to bottle but you still can if you take proper sterilization precautions.

Reason: another thought

 
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #19
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i'm confused as to the stickiness of sprecher root beer in kegs.

i mean, these are all old soda kegs, right? what's so sticky about sprecher?

I'd like to throw together some root beer, but i'm not gonna dedicate a keg to it....
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #20
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i'm confused as to the stickiness of sprecher root beer in kegs.

i mean, these are all old soda kegs, right? what's so sticky about sprecher?

I'd like to throw together some root beer, but i'm not gonna dedicate a keg to it....
Sprecher's no worse than any other rootbeer. But..............trust me. You're either going to want to dedicate lines/keg/tap to it, or at least change out all the o-rings and seals. Root beer aroma and flavor NEVER goes away from a keg's parts. Ginger ale? Yes. Lemon lime soda? Definitely! Root beer? No way.
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