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How to bottle soda from a keg?
Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:43 am
I am trying to make my own sparkling water but am running into difficulties with the bottling from the keg part. I have tried using a homemade counterpressure filler, however the water in the bottle ends up to be way less carbonated compared to the carbonation level of the water in the keg. I also noticed there are alot of bubbes in the line which keeps me reason to think the carbonation is getting out of the water allready in the line... Any ideas on how I could bottle the water from the keg?
Just as a background; I carbonate the water in a keg and let it stay in the fridge for a week at a low temperature. Then i attach a hose of about 5 feet to the keg (with a ballock connection) and let the water come out after i first purge the keg and set my regulator to about 5psi just to create some pressure to get the carbonated water to flow.
Thanks alot for your help, am really struggling with this somehow and hope u can tell me what i am doing wrong.
Re: How to bottle soda from a keg?
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am
1) use this to fill your bottles:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-no-n ... gun-24678/
if you just pour it in without pressure you will have flat foamy soda.
2) soda is full of the thing that bugs love - glucose (sugar) and has none of the stuff that bugs (yeast,bacteria, mold) dislike - alcohol. You must add a preservative if you bottle and you had better refrigerate the stuff.
3) If something does take up residence and start to ferment your sugary soda in the bottle it will become a bottle bomb. If the bottle remains sterile then the pressure inside will not rise above the fairly low pressure that you bottled it at plus temperature change - ie. no bottle bomb)
4) When you bottle beer from the keg and get spillage its fairly easy to clean up - when you bottle sugary soad you will have spills and sprays of a thin syrup which if not cleaned up promptly will become a thick syrup and great huge sugary mess.
Best of luck.