Q: what is a good co2 pressure for carbonation in the keg?
A: The root beer is much more viscous than your beer would be. For this reason, it requires more pressure to carbonate. I would get the pressure up around 45 PSI if your regulator allows it. Get the soda as cold as possible and let is sit for 72 hours. Check it out and you should be close.
Q: Somebody already asked if this can be made half-a-batch at a time. However, I'd like to make this bottle by bottle.
I'm trying to make myself *non-carbonated* root beer, to avoid acidity. Can I mix a batch of any size, or is there some minimum-size batch I should make? (Again, I *don't* want to carbonate my soda)
A: This could be used by the bottle. The syrup when paired with 4gallons of water is enough to make 5 gallons total. Pairing down the ratio from 1 gallon of syrup to 4 gallons of water for the batch size your looking to produce would be best
Q: By kegging system would a 5 gallon oak barrel work? I've got a dumped whisky keg that we made whisky barrel aged maple syrup, now that barrel is sitting empty with syrup residue in it. Would it work to make this?
A: the keg referred to is a 5-gallon stainless steel keg. The barrels unfortunately will not work for carbonating and serving the rootbeer from
Q: Caffeine content in rootbeer syrup? Per 12 oz. Serving?
A: Sprecher lists this as a caffine free product
Q: Can this Sprecher root beer syrup be ran though a post mix soda dispenser (i.e. bag in a box style) for the carbonation and dispensing?
A: this can be used on soda systems where the co2 is infused but would not be able to be natrually carbonated with yeast. this should be able to be applied to a bag-in-a-box set up
Q: Want to try but not sure how..what all do I need to use the root beer syrup
A: The syrup would not be able to be naturally carbonated in bottles, so a forced co2 kegging system like item ID 99-2645-2 with the addition of a co2 tank would give you whats needed to carbonate and serve the soda
Q: Do you have a sampler that I can get to try before I order a lot more of them? I don't want to get a few cases of it till I try it. Because I run from May till September and I don't want to sell crap I want the best I can get.
A: This is the smallest size we carry at this time.
Q: Why do I need to add yeast to make soda I'm not making alcohol? Also can you add the Sprecher rootbeer to my order. #9v233524bw146873w
A: Simply add 4 gallons of water to this one-gallon extract, carbonate, and enjoy! Email us directly at [email protected] to make changes to existing orders.
Q: Yes I realize that but I am talking about the other that I ordered in the small bottles.
A: yeast is used in addition to the syrup and sugar to naturally form carbonation in the bottles as co2 is a natural by product of fermenting and will be trapped inside the bottles to provide co2 naturally to the beverage. The amount of alcohol produced in this case is only trace amounts to provide enough co2 to carbonate the bottles. otherwise, the syrup can be used in a forced co2 setting or in countertop soda dispensers to negate the need for yeast to provide carbonation
Q: After it’s carbonated, can the serving pressure be reduced to normal beer serving pressure or would I need a separate regulator for this tap in my 7 tap keezer to serve at a higher pressure?
A: The serving pressure can be lowered as needed, but would eventually balance out to the pressure the beer is served at. If you prefer more carbonatino or fizz on the rootbeer, using a separate higher pressure regulator for serving would be best. Otherwise, serving at typical beer pressures would give you a pour similar to an A & W draft root beer for comparison, which is my preferred method : )
Q: Can you get the ginger ale, sarsirilla and cherry in the gallon jugs also?
A: Thanks for contacting us! At this time we have access to the Puma Kola, Orange Dream and Gringer periodically, The Root Beer is the only one that is continually available for us to order throughout the year in the gallon flavorings.
Q: When making the rootbeer do you have to add sugar to the mixture
A: The soda syrup is pre-sweetened so there is no need to add additional sugars
Q: Does the product (Sprecher Rootbeer Soda) have an expiration date? If I buy now, how long will it last?
A: The manufacturer does not currently print an expiration date on the product. We typically source them vendor direct within 1-2 months of production for what ships and normally have a 1-year shelf life recommended from the date of purchase
Q: Do you need to refrig. or get the keg cold in order to force carbonate?
A: the process of carbonation would be sped up by keeping the keg as cold as possible without freezing but can be done warm taking into account the added time it will take to fully carbonate
Q: How do you carbonate if you bottle?
A: The Sprecher branded soda syrups would unfortunately need to be force carbonated with co2 and would not be able to be bottle conditioned
Q: Will the Mini Keg with 16 gram CO2 cartridges work well with this?
A: While it would work well for serving, you would need quite a few changes to get the right rate of carbonation.
Q: Does the water and consentrait need to be boiled ?
A: Thanks for the question! No need to boil or heat anything with this. Just mix and bottle! Cheers!
Q: Has anyone tried using this with a Sodastream system?
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Q: Any reason this can't be made half a batch at a time?
A: This can be made in a half batch, that isn't a problem at all.
Q: Is there a recipe without High Fructose Corn Syrup in it?
A: This a premixed syrup that comes directly from Sprecher. The recipe reflects the same root they sell in bottles. For this root beer they do not offer a version with out High Fructose Corn Syrup. We do have other root beer extracts on our website where you can choose the sugars you add to the recipe.