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Old 07-08-2019, 04:10 PM
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Here's Why I Don't Own A Sodastream


For inquiring minds, a Sodastream is a way of carbonating things like water and juice to avoid all the sugar.

However.

My friends have one and despite the copious warnings in the manual carbonating vodka works... It was an excellent Christmas party.

However. This got me to wondering what would NOT work.

So Dopers, what nonconventional thing would be interesting to try out and what would be simply horrifying? My buddy Dave suggested Clamato/Tomato juice for fizzy Caesars/Bloody Marys.

Other things I've considered:


-drinkable yogourt
-split pea soup- Mmm, fizzy pea soup....
-whole milk
-chicken broth

This is why I don't have one, nor do I recommend this as anything but an intellectual exercise for those of you that do have one, but hypothetically let me know what else would be fun in a carbonated form?
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:45 PM
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:55 PM
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Urine.

Do some Mapplethorpe-esque photos. Make it rain. Cascade down a hairy chest.

Drink it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:05 PM
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I feel like we had this thread a while back and someone said carbonated milk was pretty bad.

Hydraulic Press Channel 'carbonated' some oddball stuff like fruit and meat. IIRC, some were awful, some they liked.
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I wonder if gravy could be carbonated. Especially country gravy (the white stuff on chicken fried steaks and biscuits-n-gravy). I'm picturing it tasting the same but fizzing on the meal.
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Other things I've considered:


-drinkable yogourt
-split pea soup- Mmm, fizzy pea soup....
-whole milk
-chicken broth

This is why I don't have one, nor do I recommend this as anything but an intellectual exercise for those of you that do have one, but hypothetically let me know what else would be fun in a carbonated form?
Your ideas all sound disgusting, so you should definitely give them a try. Personally, I'd be more in line with your buddy and try various cocktails. Cold-brew coffee would also be delicious.

On the practical side, the reason they say to use only water is that any drink with sugars or additives like starches or proteins that create foam will result in an unholy mess. I tried some diluted juice once, and it all looked good until I unscrewed the bottle and it erupted like a diet coke and mentos.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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I feel like we had this thread a while back and someone said carbonated milk was pretty bad.

Hydraulic Press Channel 'carbonated' some oddball stuff like fruit and meat. IIRC, some were awful, some they liked.
Carbonated milk tastes sour. The CO2 forms an acid in the water and gives it a tangy taste.

We've inadvertently carbonated several food groups with dry ice in a cooler on camping trips. Carbonated grapes are delicious. Carbonated hot dogs are not.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:20 PM
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Carbonated grapes are delicious.
Oh!
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The millennial chefs have beat you to this. They call it "foam" and there is nothing they haven't done it to*. Hopefully the fad is nearly over.



*Cite: Beet foam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgEdaNt9PHY

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carbonated pepto-Bismol
carbonated blood
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:32 PM
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On the practical side, the reason they say to use only water is that any drink with sugars or additives like starches or proteins that create foam will result in an unholy mess. I tried some diluted juice once, and it all looked good until I unscrewed the bottle and it erupted like a diet coke and mentos.
This. I like to put pre-mix drinks with syrup so I don't have to lose some carbonation mixing in after. Mixes with artificial sweeteners tend to foam up more, though yesterday I pre-mixed some Torani syrup and it shot through up the top of the nozzle (over carbonation protection) as I was shooting the CO2. Which brings up the issue with viscous liquids. It could backflow into the nozzle and clog it.
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There was an old SNL skit, which I can't find online, that was Gilda Radner pitching Autumn Fizz, a carbonated douche.

This ad is G-rated, and real.

https://thesocietypages.org/socimage...mmm-wholesome/

So is this.

https://vintage-ads.livejournal.com/269072.html
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Ribena. Mmmmm.....sounds kinda good!
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The millennial chefs have beat you to this.
Yeah, look at this fucking millennial. Damn hipsters!

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carbonated pepto-Bismol
carbonated blood
The two combined would be Klingon blood, if my memories of, "The Undiscovered Country" serve me.

/I kinda like the taste of Pepto-Bismol. And Canada mints. . . mmmmm, fizzy Canada mints. . . . (HomerDrooling.jpg)
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I just got one. The instruction say not to carbonate anything except plain water in the machine. If you have even put soda flavoring in the water it says don’t use it in the machine.
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I'll bet you could carbonate Heavy Water.

Don't drink it, though.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:15 PM
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Ok, gumbo and carbonated hot dogs made me laugh! And isn't urine supposed to be fizzy anyway? Of course the instructions say not to use anything but water, that's why we carbonated vodka as it's mostly water. I'm aware of Heston Blumenthal, et al and would love to get to Fat Duck someday but I suspect the reservation list is still a tetch long.

Imma only gonna carbonate Heavy Water when I can watch my Dr.No Lego figurine (I wish I had James Bond Lego!) bob around in it for a bit...

Now Ribena would be great! What about Ovaltine or hot chocolate? Too milky?

Or hot sauce!
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Sodastream gets some points for having Hafthor "The Mountain" BjŲrnsson as a spokescelebrity in a series of... somewhat odd advertisements.
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Maple syrup?
Carbonated apple jelly might be fun. Carbonated clam chowder: chunky AND fizzy!
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I'll bet you could carbonate Heavy Water.

Don't drink it, though.
Just inhale the fumes and you can run like Jay Garrick.
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Put a haggis in the blender, water it down with clamato. . .
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The millennial chefs have beat you to this. They call it "foam" and there is nothing they haven't done it to*. Hopefully the fad is nearly over.

*Cite: Beet foam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgEdaNt9PHY
This has little to do with carbonation though. Your first link just involves whipping with an immersion blender. The second one is 22 minutes long, so I didn't bother watching it all, but when you "whip" cream using gas you don't use CO2 because of the aforementioned tanginess that regular whipped cream isn't supposed to have.
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I was half watching Chopped last night and saw a can of Korean soda milk. And here it is: Milkis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkis, soda milk!

Here's a review of it:

"Milkis is the lightly carbonated version of a standard yogurt drink. If youíve never had any Korean soft drinks, Iíd start with this oneóitís got the same bubbliness of Western soda along with the sweetness levels, but itís got that twist with the light, tangy dairy flavor that makes it a great gateway drink. It pairs well with fruit; Iím partial to the melon and peach varieties."

https://thetakeout.com/pop-culture-a...nks-1829732918

I recently bought a bottle of Torani orange syrup and as I'm working through it, I'm still undecided whether I like it or not. I'm weirded out by the fact that it tastes like a carbonated Creamsicle! The aftertaste is oddly creamy, which weirds me out even more. What in the world do they put in this to get that taste???

As for carbonated milk, thinking about it, it's not really that strange. The classic egg cream is carbonated water, milk and chocolate syrup. And of course there are floats, where the best part is getting that spoonful of ice cream mixed with the soda!
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Put a haggis in the blender, water it down with clamato. . .
Obligatory Haggis Poem.

This opens other possibilities, carbonated blender cheeseburger...
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I would think carbonated milk would make for a great egg cream.


And the thought of a vampire slurping on a bottle of carbonated blood makes me positively giddy.
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On a semi-serious note, has anyone tried carbonating cold brew coffee?

ETA: Yes, they have. No, it's not good.
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By "carbonated milk", I assume people mean Kumis? Available in your local Mongolian (or various other Asian) supermarket. I know many people make it at home, but not in a Sodastream...
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That reminds me, I'd like to try carbonating rose lasi. For those who have not experienced the deliciousness, lasi is a thin yogurt beverage found in most Indian grocery stores. Rose lasi is sweet and tart and bitter and ties with chocolate milk as my favorite non alcoholic beverage.

Carbonation would probably be bad for it, but I want to know for sure!
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I avoid carbonated drinks because they give me gas.
How do you consume all these confections without constant embarrassment?
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The first thing I would be interested to try is carbonating an already carbonated drink.
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Foam. Much foam.

Celtic,I'm not sure I'd be able to try most of these without a run to the bathroom. Carbonated clam chowder? <shudder>
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I’m quite disappointed in my sodastream. It doesn’t produce a beverage that I consider a soda. It’s just a beverage with a few bubbles in it. When I drink a soda, I expect it will put enough gas in me to make me want to belch. That’s in fact one of the main reasons I drink soda, for the relief provided by belching.
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Make sure your bottle has enough pressure. And I always run the carbonation until it burps, thrice.
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On a semi-serious note, has anyone tried carbonating cold brew coffee?

ETA: Yes, they have. No, it's not good.
A coffee shop in my town used to have a specialty drink called a "coffee soda". It was seltzer mixed with espresso to make a sparkling americano.
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Make sure your bottle has enough pressure.
How do I ensure it has enough pressure?

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And I always run the carbonation until it burps, thrice.
So I should keep pumping past the three lights?
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How do I ensure it has enough pressure?



So I should keep pumping past the three lights?
OK, sounds like you have a different model than I do. Mine has no lights, just a button to push to release the compressed CO2. If the pressure is adequate, after a couple of seconds the machine will burp. I just repeat the process an extra couple of times.
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OK, sounds like you have a different model than I do. Mine has no lights, just a button to push to release the compressed CO2. If the pressure is adequate, after a couple of seconds the machine will burp. I just repeat the process an extra couple of times.
I have the Source ó https://sodamakerclub.com/sodastream-source/ ó it has three sets of lights showing you the fizz level
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And the thought of a vampire slurping on a bottle of carbonated blood makes me positively giddy.
I'm pretty sure it would just clot into brownies.

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