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Bshafer93

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Hello all! I am a rookie soda maker and I just completed my first batch of root beer. Right now it's carbonating using champagne yeast.

My question is how can I force carbonate just 1 gallon of root beer.

I've thought about using a mini keg like this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RUW64K/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 and adding a carbonation stone from the top. Then I would immediatky put the carbonated soda in GLASS bottles, because artisan soda always taste better from glass :)

Can any one give me advice on how I would go about doing. Is my idea right? Other than the co2 canister what else would I have to buy?

Thank you for your help,
Brent
 
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I doubt that keg can handle soda pressures. You'd probably have better luck using 2L bottles and a Carbonator, although that takes a CO2 tank and regulator.
 
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After emailing the company who brews Virgil's root beer. I asked what mini leg they used and he said they use industry standard. So I think the one above could work. Now my issue is once carbonated how quickly do I need to cap it before the carbonation leaves the bottle. Would I use a carbonated cap if I used a 2 liter bottle instead?
 

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