soda stream - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > soda stream

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
jackfrost
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts



So would it be possible to get a still stabilized cider then use this soda stream to make a bubbly drinkably sweet product like hornsby or woodchuck?
Any info would by appreciated.

BTW if it works this should potentially not leave sediment right?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
Satisfaction
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Brunswick, ME
Posts: 389
Liked 38 Times on 26 Posts


That's correct, it functions similarly to kegging you will have a bubbly drink with no trub added from the process.

There are other options out there such as "The Carbonator" which is a cap that screws onto a 2 liter soda bottle and hooks up to a ball lock keg setup.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/the-carbonator.html

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
danebramaged
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Posts: 30

Been thinking about that as well after my last batch of cider shot out of the bottle like champagne.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
Stehag
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Skane, Sweden
Posts: 42
Liked 26 Times on 10 Posts


I made this with my Christmas Cider. After the secondary I killed the yeast and let the cider mature for 2 month. After that I sweetened up the cider to 1020 to balance the acidity, which I probably not could done with live yeast. Take your time when you release the pressure of the sodastream and be careful when you pour into your well cleaned bottles.
I cooled either bottles or cider, but it worked fine anyway.
Optionally, you can put the sugar in the bottles and carbonated cider as it is. That should work even better because it's the sugar that creates all the foam.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
jackfrost
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


Do you need any special bottles? I just bought a soda stream and was thinging about making cider. Can I use bear bottles?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
thadius856
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
thadius856's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Marysville
Posts: 2,273
Liked 731 Times on 262 Posts


Woah. Hold the phone. This isn't going to work from what I can tell.

The wife bought me a Soda Stream for Christmas. It comes with one very thick 1L PET bottle. It has labels all over it that say very clearly to only carbonate plain water, then add flavorings. With the model I have, you can only thread on PET bottles. I don't see a way to easily disassemble the CO2 tube mechanism in case it got gunked up, which is why they probably want you to carb the plain water alone, to prevent bacterial infections. How you'd hook it up to a glass bottle is beyond me. I know there's a glass version available in the $200 range, but I don't have much knowledge of that one.

Also, supposedly you can't refill the Soda Stream tanks. You're supposed to exchange for a charged 60L canister. At $10 for less than 1# of CO2, that's pretty steep. I wouldn't mind so much if the housing it sits in didn't feel so darn cheap.

You're already out the door $80 with the base model, $200 with the glass model. You're better off buying a 5# tank ($60), getting it filled ($10), getting a basic regulator ($50) and using one of the many CO2-tank-to-PET-bottle adapters available ($15). The same 5# canister will last many times longer and cost the same to refill. If you decide to keg later, the tank and regulator can be utilized for that too. Both take up the same amount of space.
__________________
Was this post helpful? Don't forget to click 'Like'!

Thadius Miller, Project Manager -> RaspberryPints

Before you build a keezer, look at this!
Chest Freezer Spec Sheets and Layout Drawings (15 models and counting)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,291
Liked 813 Times on 514 Posts


Speaking from experience, carbonating anything other than water with the Sodastream typically results in a foamy mess. While others have reported success by very slowly increasing the carbonation level, then very slowly relieving bottle pressure when removing the bottle, I've never been able to make it work for anything other than its intended purpose.

Use the site's advanced search function (in the dropdown) to search thread titles for "Sodastream." There are several threads on the topic, and the conclusion is usually negative.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
soda stream soda maker scottab General Beer Discussion 3 02-25-2013 05:58 PM
anyone ever try Soda Stream? crazyseany Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 06-15-2012 07:28 PM
soda stream co2 RandyAB Bottling/Kegging 1 04-10-2012 02:43 AM
Soda Stream? MeadWitch Cider Forum 8 01-28-2011 04:13 AM
Help needed with S30 \ soda stream Ballistic Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 11-23-2008 07:49 PM


Forum Jump