I want to make a smaller batch of a soda syphon batter recipe as a trial. The batter involves flour, vodka, honey and lager, and is put into a CO2 soda syphon. The full batch is too much for a trial run (300g of Vodka) Can I scale it down or does that mess up the working of the syphon? The full recipe calls for three charges, can I do 1/3 of the batter with one charge? Or do I still use the three charges. I’m not sure of the science here
Generally with a 1L siphon it’s advised to use 2 or 3 charges. If you scale down your ingredients, you’ll create a much larger gap in the canister, this would mean you’d have to use even more charges which is not really safe at all!
If you’d like to scale down your recipe, you should also scale down your canister size too. Try using 0.25 or 0.5 liter canisters I’d say.