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Old 05-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #11
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been wanting to try this for forever!! what did your % come out to?? OG and FG?? this is simply awesome!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #12
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I didn't think you should bottle root beer in glass because they become "bottle bombs". Have you look at this in the soda thread?
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #13
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So I plan on waiting a week or two before throwing them (carefully) in the fridge to stop the fermentation. I did not take any readings, I should have but I was in a hurry when I bottled. Its a total experiment, I also placed them inside a cooler if any should blow up, it will be contained. From experience, why is root beer dangerous in glass? Besides bombs?
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:37 AM   #14
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been wanting to try this for forever!! what did your % come out to?? OG and FG?? this is simply awesome!!
Don't know the alcohol level but it's well over 8-10% I would say!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #15
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Bottle_bomb

Bottle bombs in soda making

Traditional root beer and other traditional soft drinks can be made at home through a process similar to brewing. However, in soda making, the beer is bottled during what brewers would consider primary fermentation, so that the yeast's first effect is to create a great deal of carbonation without consuming too much sugar or creating too much alcohol. The result is a sweet, basically nonalcoholic beverage. However, unless the bottles are chilled at the appropriate point in the fermentation to stop the yeast from continuing, the bottles will become overcarbonated and eventually explode. For this reason, home soda makers now generally use plastic soda bottles rather than glass bottles.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:45 AM   #16
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I guess if you did a primary before you bottled it might be ok.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:57 AM   #17
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Thanks for the article. However I'm going to risk it and let it sit at least a week, crack one open and see what I got. If its slightly carbed or over carbed I will place it in fridge, let it get cold and try it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:01 AM   #18
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I guess if you did a primary before you bottled it might be ok.
Yea, I did. I'm also doing a red hots candy cider that's ready for the secondary. I want it slightly carbed also and this is basically the same process because I'm going to add some apple juice concentrate and some more candies in the secondary then bottle.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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I'm very curious to see how these turn out. Keep us updated!
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #20
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This sounds awesome! Two of my favorite things together... you've got me thinking, "damnit, now why didn't I think of that???"
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