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Old 06-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Carbonating with natural soda

Upon reading an article about Germans mixing their cider with lemon lime soda I was struck by a simple question. Could I use a soda with all natural ingredients to help in carbonating my cider. Does anyone know if I can add the soda during bottling after fermentation to try and use the sugars to carbonate? This is my first time brewing cider and I am just trying to find ways to simplify the process.

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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I don't think it would work. Once you open a soda and close it again it will start to lose carbonation. I think mixing it at time of drinking would be best option for that.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Cider is pretty easy to self carbonate. I've done it many times. Never on purpose. Tastes good though...

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