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Old 10-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #21
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lol! fair enough. i'll certainly take your word for it.

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #22
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Heard from a LHBS that Sprecher was no longer going to sell the gallon syrup jugs. Anyone else hear this?

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #23
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You get a better deal if you order their 4-pak of syrup from their website or brewery.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:25 AM   #24
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I ordered a case from the store. Being in Canada I needed to have it shipped to a US address. Anyway I have been patiently waiting for it to carbonate. It actually tastes OK while a little flat. I can't wait for the month to be up. I understand from other posts that the big part of how it tastes is the honey. All we need now is diet bees and then the low calorie folks can enjoy it too. So far I do not have any flavor transfer to my beer taps.

Update. The root beer tastes great. I have it at 30psi and have the flow control valve on my old Perlick almost closed. The 1/4" line is only about 7' long so I am going to make it a couple feet longer but even with this short of a line it pours OK, just a little foamy.

Reason: Updated the taste
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:50 AM   #25
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Ha. Cool thing, finding this thread. I saw some of this in an H-E-B the other day and grabbed a bottle and it is GOOD.

I had the cream soda, and it is by far the best cream soda I've ever had.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Wayne1 View Post
The Sprecher syrup is made to be used with keg systems. It contains a preservative. You cannot carbonate it by fermenting it with yeast.

You would mix it with 4 gallons of water in a keg, cool and crank up the CO2.

If you do not have a CO2 system and kegs, I would suggest you return it.
I would not suggest trying to carbonate after you add the syrup. instead I'd carbonate 4 gal of Water then jumper over 1 gal of water In port to In port.

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