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Old 07-15-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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I am trying to carb root beer. All efforts seem to end in flat soda. Am I missing something? I have no problems kegging beer.


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Old 07-15-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Well, soda needs to be carbed up at a super high psi, compared to beer. I think mine was on about 40 psi for a week before it was nicely carbonated. Then, because it was such a high psi, I needed more line. I bought some cheap line from Mcmaster-carr (50 feet for like $6) and used about 30 feet on the root beer. That worked great. I tried to turn it down, but it lost carbonation at anything lower than about 38psi.
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