From the HBD Archive
From: Paul Bigelow <>
Subject: Re: homemade seltzer recipe
Date: 1992-03-27 19:31:39 GMT

> A friend of mine is interested in making his own seltzer... He's
> thinking about using champagne yeast and corn sugar with ordinary tap
> water... What sort of problems would he run into? Nutrients, maybe?

I make carbonated water as a first step in my soda pop recipe, with
white sugar and bread yeast. It tastes almost as bad as it sounds.
However once I add rootbeer or cola flavouring, it masks any off flavours,
so I haven't tried manipulating ingredients to get rid of them.

I haven't had any problems with fermentation. Over by one or two weeks.

> never been discussed on the homebrewer's digest within the last two years

I dunno if it's worth searching the archives for, but I did describe
my recipe under the heading "Soda Pop" a few months ago.

Paul Bigelow

Back New Search

The posts that comprise the Homebrew Digest Searchable Archive remain the property of their authors.
This search system is copyright © 2008 Scott Alfter; all rights reserved.