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Old 10-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Force carbing root beer in corny then to bottles

I'm thinking about force carbing some root beer in a corny and then transferring to glass bottles to lower/eliminate the risk of bottle bombs.
First...I know there is still a little risk (stray yeast)....what else?
Second....what's my shelf life in the keg? In keg....does temp in the low 70s matter (un-refrigerated)? In the bottle?
Third....I know soda/root beer leaves a pretty strong taste on tubing. Do I need to dedicate all new hoses on everything (example...by Blichmann Beer Gun)? Or just things that are in long contact (such as serving lines).


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You shouldn't have any issues with bottle bombs, as you wouldnt' be using yeast to carbonate.

Root beer will keep a long time at 70 degrees.

The beergun is stainless, but the tubing for it, and any o-rings, should be dedicated to "root beer" only.

If you can force carb the soda, and bottle it cold with a much longer line at about 2psi, this might work very well. Otherwise, if it's warm or the serving line is the "regular" size, foaming will be an issue.
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