Should I use campden tablets for my kegged soda? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Should I use campden tablets for my kegged soda?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
homebrewbeliever
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewbeliever's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Portland, OR
Posts: 312
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts



I am going to make a batch of ginger ale with freshly grated ginger. My plan is to add the fresh ginger and water/sugar mixture to a carboy and let it sit for 2 days before racking the soda off of the ginger into a keg. Do you experienced soda brewers think I should use some campden tablets as well? Since I won't be boiling the ginger, I am not sure if it could potentially have bacteria or wild yeast that could cause problems. Any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!


__________________
For eclectic escapades in home-brewed deliciousness:
http://homebrewbeliever.blogspot.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
homebrewbeliever
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewbeliever's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Portland, OR
Posts: 312
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Anyone??? Anyone at all???


__________________
For eclectic escapades in home-brewed deliciousness:
http://homebrewbeliever.blogspot.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
fosaisu
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
fosaisu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Denver, CO
Posts: 628
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Could you soak the ginger in a small bit of vodka and then add the ginger and vodka to your steeping step? Of course this wouldn't work if you're shooting for 100% alcohol free but hopefully wouldn't add significant alcohol taste since you'd be looking at only a few ounces of vodka in 5 gallons of soda. Alternately, maybe you could microwave the ginger to sterilize it? Or boil it, keep it covered while it cools, and then add the ginger and boil water to your steeping step?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
homebrewbeliever
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewbeliever's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Portland, OR
Posts: 312
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by fosaisu
Could you soak the ginger in a small bit of vodka and then add the ginger and vodka to your steeping step? Of course this wouldn't work if you're shooting for 100% alcohol free but hopefully wouldn't add significant alcohol taste since you'd be looking at only a few ounces of vodka in 5 gallons of soda. Alternately, maybe you could microwave the ginger to sterilize it? Or boil it, keep it covered while it cools, and then add the ginger and boil water to your steeping step?
I was really shooting for a fresh ginger infusion, as I really prefer that taste. I ended up just adding campden tablets, which seems to have worked well after all!
__________________
For eclectic escapades in home-brewed deliciousness:
http://homebrewbeliever.blogspot.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #5
fosaisu
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
fosaisu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Denver, CO
Posts: 628
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Good deal, I'm sure it will turn out great! Just getting my own kegging system up and running so looking forward to trying some home-made sodas (I've made some alcoholic ginger beers which is why I weighed in with my two cents here).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
homebrewbeliever
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewbeliever's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Portland, OR
Posts: 312
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by fosaisu View Post
Good deal, I'm sure it will turn out great! Just getting my own kegging system up and running so looking forward to trying some home-made sodas (I've made some alcoholic ginger beers which is why I weighed in with my two cents here).
Honestly, alcoholic ginger beer sounds fantastic. I would totally love to brew some sometime soon! For this batch, however, I really wanted just a nice, clean ginger ale that I can use for whiskey gingers (one of my favorite drinks ). Thanks for the tip though, I will try it next time!


__________________
For eclectic escapades in home-brewed deliciousness:
http://homebrewbeliever.blogspot.com

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Campden tablets? Captainpez Cider Forum 19 01-12-2014 09:46 PM
campden tablets Colorowdy General Beer Discussion 5 01-21-2013 02:01 AM
Should I use Campden Tablets? musikguru6 Cider Forum 2 10-20-2012 01:37 AM
campden tablets-how many?? RugenBrau Cider Forum 4 10-03-2008 02:22 PM
When to use Campden Tablets pbdist Winemaking Forum 3 09-30-2008 09:01 PM


Forum Jump