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Old 02-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default First soda making

I bought the birch rootbeer extract it came in 4 oz. It says it only makes 4 gallons but I have read that people have been making 5 gallons out of 4 oz. instead. any suggestions?

Also I have a kegerator and would force carbonate. At what pressure should I force carbonate it? And if I can only do 4 gallons would that be alright to put in a 5 gallon corney keg and still force carbonate?

I also hear that I should have a long about 20 foot supply hose. However I do not have that and maybe have about 6 foot hooked up to that tap. I do not want to have to take the tap back off and try to re hook it because it was a big enough pain in the first place to install.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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Old 02-22-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
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Check out the prior threads. They'll reference the second two.
1) Depends on how strong you want the drink. I suggest sampling in 2 liter bottles first to find the ratio you really want for several gallons.

2) About 30psi. (carbonation may vary)
3) http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/
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