How To Make Soda at Home

By Megan Wabst, American Homebrewers Association

The following article is based off information presented in “Soda, Anyone?” by Drew Beechum (March/April 2013 Zymurgy magazine). 

Soda making is an exciting yet simple pursuit, and it makes for a great non-alcoholic beverage that you can share with friends and family of all ages.

The best part of making your own soda is being in control of the flavor—less sugary than most store-bought sodas with more opportunities to explore flavors.

Whether you prefer sweet, sour, unique, or just plain, old bubbly, the world is your oyster when it comes to homemade soda (you could even use oysters, but we won’t go there today).

What Is Soda?

Simply put, soda is a combination of water, sugar, acid, flavoring, and carbonation. It is up to the soda maker to create harmony among …

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