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Old 06-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Hello all! I am a rookie soda maker and I just completed my first batch of root beer. Right now it's carbonating using champagne yeast.

My question is how can I force carbonate just 1 gallon of root beer.

I've thought about using a mini keg like this http://www.amazon.com/Liter-Party-Ke...9403188&sr=8-5 and adding a carbonation stone from the top. Then I would immediatky put the carbonated soda in GLASS bottles, because artisan soda always taste better from glass

Can any one give me advice on how I would go about doing. Is my idea right? Other than the co2 canister what else would I have to buy?

Thank you for your help,
Brent


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Old 06-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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I doubt that keg can handle soda pressures. You'd probably have better luck using 2L bottles and a Carbonator, although that takes a CO2 tank and regulator.


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After emailing the company who brews Virgil's root beer. I asked what mini leg they used and he said they use industry standard. So I think the one above could work. Now my issue is once carbonated how quickly do I need to cap it before the carbonation leaves the bottle. Would I use a carbonated cap if I used a 2 liter bottle instead?
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As soon as I saw the first post, I was thinking about Virgils as well. There's probably some processes and connections involved. Here's an interesting read about the tin mini kegs: https://www.byo.com/stories/techniqu...able-mini-kegs
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