(Closed) Homemade Soda, Anyone tackle this?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Actually, we did this as kind of a fun “science project” in school once. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about it, but I don’t remember it being too tricky. Cute idea!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would buy one of those SodaStreams. We have one, it’s pretty cool. I think the cheaper one is around $60. They are on sale at Bed,Bath,Beyond sometimes (and they have a 20% of coupon). If you buy a kit it has everything except for the syrups which run around $4-5 dollars each and they make about 50 12oz. cans.

You have to make the soda in a special bottle that is 1liter, but there is no reason why you couldn’t then pour the soda in the glass bottles. Not sure how fizzy they would stay though.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HardyPooleParty:  We like it, our 12 year old LOVES it and is constantly asking us if he can use it.  We got it as a gift, but we were going to buy it anyway.

It is super easy to use! You just fill up the 1liter bottles with cold tap water, plug the bottle into the machine, hit this button that releases the CO2 and you can make the soda as flat or as carbonated as you like, it does take a little practice to get the right carbonation. But after like three times I got it, and like I said, our 12 year old can use it.

The only ‘bad’ thing about it is that after you’ve poured the syrup into the carbonated water, you can’t recarbonate it (you can if you are just making soda water). So if you haven’t given it enough carbonation than you are stuck with flat soda. This is not a huge deal, but like I said getting the right carbonation takes a couple tries.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you don’t want to go to all that trouble, Jones Soda will personalize bottles for you, for a price. I think this is a cute idea too.

MyJones Custom Labeled Soda

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HardyPooleParty:  So the machine says that you should push the button down until you hear 3 loud buzzes. It’s a little frightening at first! lol.  I find that it takes more like 4 or sometimes 5 depending on the syrup flavor. For example, we bought the Fountain Mist which is mountain dew and it needed more carbonation than the diet cola flavor. Maybe because actual Mountain Dew is pretty fizzy? Not sure.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2005

Order some empty split champagne bottles (187mL or 6.7 oz) from a wine supply store they make classy, vintage looking soda bottles.

See them on the Homemade Soda blog.

There’s a lot of handy information there.  If you know someone that homembrews beer, then you might be able to borrow a keg and carbonate your soda that way. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My future in laws had some very old brown glass with the rubber topper attached with a metal clasp(If that makes sense) in their basement. They are sarsparilla bottles, which is another name for root beer. We are going to make our own and give it out as favors. My inlaws also have a carbinator so that helps too. I love the idea because it is personal and unique as a favor. It doesnt look like its too hard to do. Just a little time consuming. We make our own wine so we are used to time consuming. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My future in laws had some very old brown glass with the rubber topper attached with a metal clasp(If that makes sense) in their basement. They are sarsparilla bottles, which is another name for root beer. We are going to make our own and give it out as favors. My inlaws also have a carbinator so that helps too. I love the idea because it is personal and unique as a favor. It doesnt look like its too hard to do. Just a little time consuming. We make our own wine so we are used to time consuming. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@Mrs.Mittens: I was going to suggest this as well! I tried it at the store when they were doing a presentation.. it tasted pretty good!

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