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ppsmith

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In an effort to use less plastic we've just ordered a Sodastream, primarily for carbonated water which makes up a good chunk of our recycling currently. The fact I can refill the expensive little CO2 bottle from my cheap full size CO2 bottle was a big factor too of course...

It's kinda got my imagination going though. I've been looking at making my own cola syrup (currently considering the Cube Cola recipe I think). It's probably not going to be anything like Coke/Pepsi, but hopefully it'll taste differently good with my JD/rum/whatever's left in the cupboard.

Anybody tried this, or have any other suggestions for interesting syrup or cordial recipes to try out with it?
 

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I fizz up my own water using a carbonation cap and my big CO2 cylinder I have for the cornys: Carbonation Cap Screws onto any old fizzy drink bottle you have laying around.

For syrups tend to use the premium type cordials from the supermarket, anything with too much artificial rubbish in it i.e. sugar not sweetner e.g. Bottle Green and Belvoir. The likes of Lowciz sold in the Polish shops is also good.
 

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I fizz up my own water using a carbonation cap and my big CO2 cylinder I have for the cornys: Carbonation Cap Screws onto any old fizzy drink bottle you have laying around.
Yeah, me too. And you don't have the Sodastream's nanny state finger wagging telling you that you can only have it just as fizzy as it says. Sodastreams can GTF.
 

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Yeah, me too. And you don't have the Sodastream's nanny state finger wagging telling you that you can only have it just as fizzy as it says. Sodastreams can GTF.
That's not just me then. The pressure relief valve seems to go off far too early - bottles of shop bought fizzy spring water are way fizzier than I can make with this thing. Bit of a let down tbh.
 
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