Originally Posted by Yooper
You can either make a homemade soda (I have a ginger ale recipe posted) or do the water/extract mix. Sprecher Root Beer extract is a winner, but more expensive than the Gnome and McMormick types.
Mix it up. Put it in the kegerator at 30-40 psi, and it should be carbed up in a few days. To serve at that high psi, you'll need about 25' of 3/16" line. I just coil it around the keg.
Root beer will NEVER come out of the keg or the lines, so I have one keg for rootbeer and one super long line for it.
I'm not sure what you mean in the last line. I think you're saying you can't use like a 10-12ft normal beer line for soda? I have heard it needs to be longer since the carbonation is higher. Would I have to worry about the extract "settling" to the bottom of the keg. I'm not sure how long it would take me to drink 5 gallons of soda . Probably a lot longer than 5 gallons of beer haha. I have plenty of cornie's so I can set a couple to the side just for soda that would never be used for beer anyways.
This also seems like a very cool option. I will have to read through that whole thread.