Brew Soda at Home

Follow this guide and you can brew soda at home.



Brew Soda at Home
To start brewing, you'll need to collect and sanitize a few plastic bottles, or the single-serving size. Many people prefer to use and reuse glass bottles as an eco-friendly option, but plastic bottles can be a good choice for beginning s soda makers because they're safer.
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Soda Brewing Equipment
Once the other soda ingredients have been mixed together, yeast is added to the beverage. Then, it's allowed to sit at room temperature for a day or two so the yeast cells can consume some of the sugar and form carbon dioxide bubbles as a byproduct. To retain this carbon dioxide, the soda must be stored in sturdy bottles.
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Brewing Yeast
Several different kinds of yeast can be used for brewing, but ale and champagne yeast are the best choices.
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Sarsparilla
Today, commercial root beer extract is made with imitation sassafras, which is sassafras root extract with the safrole removed. Several brands are on the market.
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Homemade Sodas
Homemade soda is simple and fun to make, and remarkably inexpensive. It's even cheaper to make most homemade soda recipes than it is to buy commercial colas.
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