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Old 05-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #161
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Just poured my first root beer using the carbed water and syrup method. Brilliant. The level of control and variety is going to be great going forward. Thanks, Tom, for the info. Using the bayonets for flow restriction, and even at 50psi I can pour a glass that holds carbonation for an entire pint. This thread should be pinned to the top of the forum, as it is perfect information for anyone looking for basic info on soda making.

I picked up a 6 pack of syrups from Prairie Moon, and could not be happier. I went from looking for a basic root beer recipe, and ended up with a home soda fountain. I am planning to start developing some syrups on my own, but these are perfect for starting out.

I'm curious, what flavors and brands are people having good luck with?

 
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #162
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At one restaurant in Disney World they served Birch Beer, which I liked a lot. I would love to do this if anyone knows of a place to get the concentrate.

 
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #163
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Rainbow, the brand in the brown and yellow boxes that you see at your LHBS, has a Birch Beer extract. I haven't tried it myself, but I do plan to in the near future. I have a coworker that's begging me to knock off a white birch beer, so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #164
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Great thread. Just got a Sodastream and wanted to play around with some other flavorings. The idea of the PM extract intrigues me (and seems cheaper). We're sugar free consumers so I guess a Splenda or Equal generic is the best choice to create a syrup? Anyone have any recommendations as to what artificial sweetener to get and where (preferably online)?

Anyone familiar with this?


 
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #165
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Just shot my order through!!

Syrup Concentrate - 6 Pack
Flavor 1: Root Beer
Flavor 2: Blue Raspberry
Flavor 3: Chocolate Malted
Flavor 4: Sarsaparilla
Flavor 5 : Orange Dream
Flavor 6: Tigers Blood

Excited to give it a go!! Thanks for the great thread!!

Neil

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #166
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Been doing this with the Prairie Moon concentrates for a little while now, and wanted to share the bottles I have been using.

super easy to mix, measured pours and fit in the fridge.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...=searchresults

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #167
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Originally Posted by adivito View Post
Been doing this with the Prairie Moon concentrates for a little while now, and wanted to share the bottles I have been using.

super easy to mix, measured pours and fit in the fridge.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...=searchresults

Thanks much for this!! I just ordered six!!
Grand Total: $19.72

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #168
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Check out http://sweetzfree.com/ for what is basically liquid Splenda. It sounds expensive at $64 for 4 oz, but that is equal to 96 cups of sugar and goes a long way. For example I use only 2 drops for a 16 oz glass of iced tea.

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #169
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Has anyone tried using Torani syrups? They come in tons of flavors, and I have easy access to them. Will they work with this soda water method?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #170
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@TomSD -- I recently tried the PM concentrates but am having a heck of a time with getting the strength of the syrup right. I have followed 1 oz concentrate to 20 oz water and about 2.5 to 2 3/4 cups sugar then using, currently, up to 4 Table Spoons of the mix to 16 OZ of carbonated water.........its coming out very weak even at that point.

I'm wondering what i'm doing wrong....any suggestions?

Thanks,
King
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