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Soda carbonation

With the process below, why wouldn't the yeast eat all the sugar or explode the bottle whichever comes first? How does the yeast eat the sugar to make carbonation, yet keep the soda sweet? Directions ...
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Cooking rhubarb with soda

On a different question on rhubarb, a link to the wikipedia-page was posted. It is stated there that cooking rhubarb leaves with soda can make them more poisonous. Does the same hold true for cooking ...
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Does one really need to add bicarbonate of soda if one already uses baking powder?

I find the taste of bicarbonate of soda ruins the taste of many cakes and cookies. If I'm using double acting baking powder, do I need to add the soda as well? I have come accross so many recipes that ...
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Can I make fermented lemon soda using yogurt cultures?

I'm trying to make a lemon soda using fermentation. Is it possible to make a lemon soda by mixing sugar, lemon, warm water and a scoop of live cultured yogurt? I put it inside a pressurize cooker, is ...
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How to store Soda Water or other Home Made Sodas?

I have a SodaStream which I use to make soda water. My wife recently started purchasing very tasty, but relatively expensive soda drinks from the store, including "Rose Lemonade" (here: ...
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What's wrong with my iSi soda siphon, and how do I fix it?

I am the happy owner of a soda siphon which I've used for the last three years on a near-daily basis to make sparkling water for sundry use at home. It appears to be this model, though I've lost the ...
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Can/should I use baking soda when cooking beans?

My recipe for hummus says to cook the garbanzo beans with a little baking soda to soften them. Does this work with other legumes? I've often seen the advice against salting the cooking water for ...
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Flavors in Fresca

I was trying to reproduce the flavors in Fresca without very much success. Supposedly it is a grapefruit-flavored drink, but in all honesty it doesn't taste like grapefruit to me, and when I make ...
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Making soda with yeast

It is easy to make soda by adding sugar and yeast to a bottle of water and closing it tightly. However, checking different recipes, I did not get what is the best condition for this. I have a couple ...
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Do sodastream PET bottles have normal 28mm threaded caps?

The question pretty much says it all. So far all of the bottles I have found have breaks in the threads which I've been told makes homemade sodas go flat faster. I was considering picking up some ...
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Are N2O and CO2 chargers interchangeable for culinary purposes?

Cream whippers seem to use N2O chargers. Soda siphons seem to use CO2 chargers. But both chargers appear to be physically identical. The MyPressi espresso device, which uses chargers to force water ...
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How can I prevent coconut cream from curdling in a soda drink?

I've made Tom Kha soda syrup: simple syrup + coconut cream + lime leaves + lemongrass + galangal + a bit of lime juice to help preserve When I add a couple spoons of it to soda water and ice, it ...
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Homemade Golden Ginger Ale

I recently made some homemade ginger ale. It was good, but it really tasted more like ginger beer. I was hoping for a flavor that tasted a bit more like golden ginger ale, sort of like Red Rock. It ...
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What is club soda and how do I make it?

After many searches on the Google, I still can't find out how to make club soda. So, I have to ask the question - what is club soda exactly? I bought a iSi Soda Siphon and have figured out how to ...
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Exploding or alcoholic soda

Well, I tried to follow a very simple recipe from "Cooking for Geeks" for Ginger Lemon Soda. I made a simple ginger syrup by cooking ~200g of chopped ginger together with 2 cups of sugar, then I ...
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Why can soda be used as a substitute for eggs when using a boxed cake mix?

When making a cake from a box mix, I see that soda can be used instead of eggs and oil. What is the science behind this, and what are the properties of oil and eggs that the soda is replacing? ...
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How should I prepare kola nuts for creating a soft drink?

I have recently gotten into making my own soft drinks, and I would like to attempt making a cola. I found an online spice retailer that sells Kola Nut and bought some, but I have no real idea how to ...
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Freezing temp of carbonated beverages

I sometimes put bottles of soda in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to get them near frozen (taste SO much better that way). If I time it just right I'll pull the bottle out and the liquid will appear ...
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Does the foam head affect the taste of cola?

I was reading the other day about the importance of the head when pouring beer, and I wondered if there are any similar considerations when pouring cola's? I'm a huge fan of good Coke, and I'm just ...
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Cake sinks in the middle when baking. Only happens when I make a Coca-Cola Cake

When making a coca-cola cake I follow the directions exactly. But when it comes out of the oven it appears all the miniature marshmellows went to the center and sank. Hard to frost when the middle ...
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How long does unopened, room temperature pop last?

How long does a can of coca-cola last? Like a case of them, sitting in a room-temperature room. There is a date on the bottom (MAR1411), but what does that mean? I have a can with the World Cup on ...
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Where can I find or make Irish cream soda?

I had this when I was going to college and now I miss it a lot. It is a non alcoholic drink.
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How do you make peach soda?

I was at a local brewpub and they had made a peach soda. I have 5 gallon kegs to carbonate with, but how do you make peach soda?