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Home made Soda- Questions

lestblight | Jun 17, 2011 08:30 AM

Picked up a soda stream.. wasnt satisfied with the results since i will not be using their syrups.

For the most part.. i find them too sweet and just artificial .

I want to carbonate some teas some juices etc.

But not sure what the best method would be to get a good strong FIZZ.. similar to coke from the store.

I feel that once i mix my teas or add a flavor or let it restl.. the fizz dies out..

It defnitely carbonates the beverage.. but i want it to be cripser and better with more bubbles. more fizz.. more head.

So i researched other methods.

I see 2 methods.

One is with yeast and sugar.

and another works with a larger co2 tank.. some valves etc

this method requires the gas to be put in the water and then shaken to distribute gas and let rest.

It seems to produce a stronger fizz.

Anyone have any suggestions of what works?

whats good?

Any pointers on some chemistry to help the beverage? I hear a hint of guar gum helps hold more bubbles?

This true?

thanks as always

p

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