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Old 08-12-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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I have been reading the threads on here and see that you can keg bottled beer, would this be possible with a fizzy drink?

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Old 08-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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Yes.

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Old 08-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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yep, in fact I'm force carbing 4 gallons of rootbeer today
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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nice ! so do the kits for cola ect taste like the real thing?

 
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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I haven't tried the cola kits but the root beer syrups all have unique flavors. I usually keep Zatarain's on tap because my wife likes it best for rootbeer floats. I also keep diet coke on tap and it tastes very similar to the modern soda fountains. I buy the syrup in 5 gallon bag in box containers at Smart & Final. 3 qts. of syrup and 4 gallons plus a quart of water.

 
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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I just ordered my kegging equipment, and I planned on testing it by kegging some home made rootbeer. Do you have to change the keg o-rings when you go back to beer? I thought I read that the soda flavor gets into them.

 
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #7
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root beer flavor is particularly bad, in addition to changing the o-rings you'll want to change the beer line. I keep a cobra tap and beer line set just for rootbeer.

 
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:19 PM   #8
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what psi do people force carb root beer at? I pre-carb'd 3 gallons of cold water for a few days, then put a gallon of cooled extract/sugar mixture into the keg.

its been close to 30psi for 2 days, and its just barely developing bubbles.

more psi, or just more patience?
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:30 PM   #9
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more patience I think, I carb at 30 psi and it comes out nicely for me.

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:02 AM   #10
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Quote:
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what psi do people force carb root beer at? I pre-carb'd 3 gallons of cold water for a few days, then put a gallon of cooled extract/sugar mixture into the keg.

its been close to 30psi for 2 days, and its just barely developing bubbles.

more psi, or just more patience?
seems to me that when you added the soda mixture it would have off-gassed the co2 that you had pre carbed. also soda is usually served at 25-30 psi so to force carb it need more like 40-50 psi methinks( never done it not advocting it just seems that way to me>>>ie. double sevring psi for beer to force soooo)

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