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Soda siphon

I’ve seen this at a couple of local stores. It force carbs a quart of liquid at a time, then you add soda mix or other flavoring.
Anyone out there use it to carb beer? If it worked for that it would be a good way to see how a beer that needs a lot of ageing is doing without bottling the whole batch.

Its a great thought, I dont think there is a precise control for CO2 and this means the unit will carb the water, soda, beer etc… to around 4 volumes where beer is served around 2.5 volumes. If there is a way to remove the beer before the machine thinks its done maybe?

Again I like the direction you are thinking as you could pull off a pint to a growlers worth and prime to see how it tastes currently with CO2. The easy way to do this would be to use the Carbonator cap to force carb with your beer ball lock system. Then you can use volume, temp charts to carb right at 2.5 volumes or less/ more depending on your preference.

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

The Carbonator is great.

I even used it to carbonate tequila.

Don’t bother.

:lol:

[quote=“ITsPossible”]Its a great thought, I dont think there is a precise control for CO2 and this means the unit will carb the water, soda, beer etc… to around 4 volumes where beer is served around 2.5 volumes. If there is a way to remove the beer before the machine thinks its done maybe?

Again I like the direction you are thinking as you could pull off a pint to a growlers worth and prime to see how it tastes currently with CO2. The easy way to do this would be to use the Carbonator cap to force carb with your beer ball lock system. Then you can use volume, temp charts to carb right at 2.5 volumes or less/ more depending on your preference.

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

Doesn’t the carbonator cap involve the use of a kegging system? I don’t really have a large enough budget to get one.

Yes you need some kegging equipment. You could get by “relatively” cheap and piece together some parts that you would need now. And they can be used later.

Instead of the $100+ for a 5lb or larger CO2 tank, a 20oz paint ball tank can be found for around $20.

A regulator: $50 or less on ebay.
Regulator adapter
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/the-adapter-co-2-go.html
: $15
Tubing and “gas” disconnect: $10.

If/when you do go to a kegging system, the regulator is usable. If you ever want to go mobile, the paint ball tank and adapter are useable instead of lugging a large tank.

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