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Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?

I am curious about why those who invented carbonated drinks chose to use specifically carbon dioxide in the liquid, instead of some other gas (say, oxygen). (Obviously they wouldn't necessarily have ...
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Is there such a thing as “food grade CO2”?

I'm thinking about building a setup to make my own carbonated water. Should I be concerned that I'll be filling up my CO2 tank at Dick's Sporting Goods?
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How to recognize fizzy wine?

I don't have much theoretical knowledge about wine, but I like the taste. So I often get a random bottle from the wide selection at the supermarket, avoiding only the bottom line of TetraPack wine. I ...
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Making apfelschorle

Apfelschorle is a German (or Austrian?) drink which is made with approximately a 1:1 ratio of apple juice and sparkling (carbonated) mineral water. My technique is simply to pour the appropriate ...
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Does temperature of water affect carbonation process

For sake of the question: I'm using a Sodastream brand I like max carbonation Normally, I use cold water from my Brita pitcher out of the refrigerator Sodastream's FAQ states: However, we do ...
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Why not use a polypropylene dish with carbonated drinks?

I found a polypropylene (♷) measuring cup in my home today, of the sort that comes with an immersion blender for preparing drinks. Printed on it is the warning "not to be used with hot or carbonated ...
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Does placing a metal spoon in an open bottle of sparkling wine (etc.. .) help keep its fizz?

Does placing a metal spoon in an open bottles of bubbles, sparkling wine & Champagne help keep its fizz ? If so why is this ?
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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: http://www....
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What exactly does carbonated water do?

I just saw a deal on Sodastream system on bfads, and as someone who was never especially enamored with the idea of carbonated drinks, it dawned on me - I have no idea what the actual point of ...
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How to carbonate a drink?

How do I carbonate a drink that originally isn't carbonated without altering its taste or the process taking more than a few hours? I've seen some methods that use yeast, but that requires about two ...
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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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Carbonation diffuser versus shaking

Currently I use the "shake" method of carbonation to carbonate beverages. You pressurize the bottle with CO2 at about 35 PSI then shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds and it is fully carbonated. ...
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Can you make whipped cream with a SodaStream?

So, whipped cream is basically just cream that’s been whipped until lots of tiny air bubbles become suspended in it and it becomes a much thicker foam, right? Would it be possible to use a SodaStream ...
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Intense mushrooms carbonation while fermenting

First attempt on fermenting mushrooms. Pretty low experience level in fermenting overall. So, what I did boiled them for a 1.5-2 hours mix broth and salt so it became 2.5% brine fill jar and put in ...
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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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Does shaking carbonated water before use increase the carbonation?

I'm trying to make the perfect Egg Cream, which requires maximum carbonation. Should I shake the bottle before opening it?
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Chemistry of making carbonated water?

I've found guides online for making carbonated (soda) water at home using a CO2 tank, a regulator and a plastic bottle. The guides suggest using "ice cold" water, filling the bottle 1/2 to 2/3 full, ...
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How to keep drinks carbonated

I like to occasionally, but not regularly, have a carbonated drink such as soda water. Buying these in small containers is more expensive and uses more packaging. Big containers go flat before I have ...
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Where to store boxes/cases of Carbonated Energy Drinks (Like Red Bull) Fridge or Room?

I hope this is the right place to ask this. And sorry for the bad english. I didn't know whether "box" is right for what I have or "case", or "pack" ! I'm a self-admitted Energy Drink junkie! So I ...