CO2 Carbonator





Introduction: CO2 Carbonator

In this video I'll show you how you can use mostly hardware store components to build a CO2 carbonator.  You can use this to make carbonated water, juice, or even carbonated fruit!  Try using it to re-carbonate soda that has gone flat.



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    what can i uye instead of paintball c02 cartridge? will bike pump work?

    A second container with baking soda and vinegar would probably work fairly well.

    side note, Dry Ice, if you can find it locally, should work equally well.

    I've never tried the Dry Ice method myself, but you have to be careful with it. Because you are putting the dry ice in a sealed container you have to be careful not to put too much or your container might explode. Worst case, someone gets hurt. Best case, you end up with splattered fruit all over your fridge. Either way it won't be fun to clean up!

    I agree. it CAN be a bit risky.
    In fact, while looking up a pressure table, i was referred multiple times to the appropriately named "Dry Ice Bomb"
    Those risks can be mitigated however, by careful choice of containers.

    The basic "safe" dry ice method would utilize something like a pressure cooker.
    The preset pressure safety release valve would ensure that any excess pressure would simply blow off. The benefit is that this would be a one container carbonator(less to clean up). Just chuck a couple pieces in with the fruit, pop on the lid, and wait.

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    To maximize your carbonation, make sure EVERYTHING is nice and cold before you begin. As long as nothing is actually frozen, the colder it is, the higher the achievable carbonation level. This is because CO2 pressure is directly related to temperature of dry ice in a container at 32 F and a second, identical container with 1oz, but at 40 F... The second container will show a significantly higher pressure reading.

    A bike pump will not work because it would just be pumping air. You need to use carbon dioxide.

    The carbonated fruit... Stick to foods that are already "acidic" in flavor.
    the strawberries... are probably "too sweet"
    green grapes should work ok, but ripe red globe grapes may get the same results as strawberries.
    Try melon balls. they may taste a little strange, but are one of the most fun fruits.

    Thank you for this tip. I was wondering why the strawberries ended up tasting funny. What you are saying makes sense since the oranges and pineapple were delicious.

    Can i use steel tank and regular CO2 regulator for this system sir?