The Number One Issue
Usage is simple. Fill a plastic bottle with cold tap water, and then screw it in to the device. Tap for a second or two on the button on top and gas releases from the cylinder, through the needle, and the water with the carbon dioxide. Remove the bottle, add a syrup. Boom! Soda.
It’s kind of fun, and certainly cheaper than buying canned or bottled fizzy beverages in the store. Now there is less danger of running out of tonic water when it’s time for a G&T. Diet ginger ale is great for when the liquor of choice is bourbon.
Other syrups from other manufacturers, like the kind that go in to fancy coffees, will also work just fine. Powdered flavoring agents work, too. Just remember, add the flavor after carbonating — the needle that injects the carbon dioxide in the water must stay clean.
My question is this: why is it that beverages made with this device have eight times the diuretic effect of coffee? Seriously, it feels one cup in, six cups out, all day long after drinking the product of this device. Store-bought fizzy beverages do not seem to have a similar effect on me. Perhaps I’m over-carbonating and that’s the result of doing so?