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Old 07-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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I want carbonate some cider for the first time this weekend but I didn't want to mess up a 6 month aged beverage due to newb negligence. So I decided I wanted to carbonate some water first and make seltzer. I got to thinking about how lame seltzer was and I decided I want to try making one of my favorite carbonated mixed drinks.
Is it possible to carbonate a lime, sugar, rum and water combo in my corny keg? I was thinking I could rub some mint and put it in my hop bag and let that sucker float around in there too.
Has anybody tried something like this before?

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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I don't own a kegging system, but I see no reason why this wouldn't work. You should be able to force carbonate any beverage you want.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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It'll work - some people here make their own soda (rootbeer, etc), and force-carb to carbonate them. You have to keep things cold, to prevent fermentation (otherwise - BOOM), but aside from that its little different than carbing beer.


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Old 07-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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I have done both soda and soda water. I always have one on tap with my beers. I keep their reg set to about 30 or what ever you like for that drink. After about a week it is fully carbed and great.

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Update on my idea. I made the drink last night with 39 degree liquid and 30 psi of co2. I shook the keg about 200 times then I purged some of the pressure. I tried a glass but most of it was pure foam. When it settled the drink was good but only slightly carbonated. Could there still be too much pressure in the keg causing degassing effect on liquid?

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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you just need to let it sit for several days on 30#s it will get more and more carbonated. Its not too much pressure that is causing the foam, it's that the gas is not fully mixed in the liquid yet.

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:48 AM   #7
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Check this chart out it might help from what I have read, and I am a beginner it depends on the beer, and temp what the recipe calls for in volumes of co2 per liter. http://knoxhomebrewer.com/images/sto...on%20chart.pdf

http://knoxhomebrewer.com/index.php?...ials&Itemid=61

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:53 AM   #8
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Figure that out, set the pressure, bleed off air in the head space so all you have in there is beer and co2, shake the keg, and I don't think you have to get crazy with it, I have seen some people roll ye keg back and forth. Then let it sit for three days. But like I said I am a beginner and have not done this yet

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:11 AM   #9
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Second update. I just tried the mojito and it is just about perfect. I guess it takes some finagling with the pressure and time elapsing but I'm confident enough to try a cider now.
Also a note for anyone trying this, though it is proven to make the ladies drop trou, think twice about making 5 gallons of mojito. I squeezed 50 limes and plucked at least 300 leaves off my mint patch. If any of you guys want the recipie I'll post it upon request (I am 100% Cuban so it's an official recipie).

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:00 AM   #10
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That's I great idea. I would like the recipe

 
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