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General Category => Kegging and Bottling => Topic started by: geowizard on December 11, 2010, 01:19:45 am

Title: Twist n' Sparkle
Post by: geowizard on December 11, 2010, 01:19:45 am
Sounds like a kids board game but is actually a carbonating device from Williams-Sonoma. Wondering if it would work for small (32 oz) amounts of beer.
Title: Re: Twist n' Sparkle
Post by: tschmidlin on December 11, 2010, 07:46:51 am
I don't see why it wouldn't work.  It seems like an expensive way to go if you plan on doing it a lot, but that's your call.
Title: Re: Twist n' Sparkle
Post by: beveragebob on December 11, 2010, 08:35:40 am
why not just use a carbonator cap and an mt 2L soda bottle.
Title: Re: Twist n' Sparkle
Post by: monomer77 on December 12, 2010, 01:35:40 am
How do those carbonator caps work anyways? Do you purge the 2 liter with CO2? Or do you pour the beer right in it then add the C02 on top of it?
Title: Re: Twist n' Sparkle
Post by: beveragebob on December 12, 2010, 05:55:55 am
Most of the time that I use mine is to see how a batch came out that I was fermenting. After racking the finished beer to a keg, there is always a quart or two left so, I pour it in a funnel on top of a two liter bottle, jack the regulator up to 32 psi and shake the bottle so it absorbs C02 and gets carbonated. I'm not worried about oxidation because I drink it immediately.