CRAFT Video: DIY Soda

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Sodas these days have too much sugar and artificial flavors. In this CRAFT Video, Becky Stern shows you how to make your own carbonated soda at home.
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It’s summer and all I want to do these days is relax with a fizzy beverage, but I can’t stand too-sweet soft drinks! In this CRAFT Video, I show you how easy it is to make your own soda at home, and it’s inexpensive, too! I use brewer’s yeast to produce carbon dioxide, and whatever flavors come to the imagination. In the video I used honey, green tea, strawberries, and grated ginger, but you can use any combination of fruits, juices, fresh herbs, and sweeteners that you like. Thanks to Matt Mets for the tea recipe inspiration.

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16 thoughts on “CRAFT Video: DIY soda

  1. mlwilki says:

    what is the alcohol content of this drink? i bet if you drank half of the 2 liter you will get a small buzz. use welch’s grape juice and make MadDog 20/20 !!yea!!

  2. oskay says:

    Ripe fruit contains about 1% alcohol; this contains less.

  3. says:

    Great video and the music is really nice too.

  4. Unomi says:

    I’m always told that putting warm or even hot substances into a fridge will do the fridge no good. This is because the motor has to cool down the container(s) way to much, so the interior of the fridge will get iced.

    Anyone has another view on this?

    – Unomi –

    1. Maker Dino says:

      Putting warm things in a frige won’t hurt a thing. Refrigeratoin is a process of removing heat, so all that will happen is the motor/compressor will run a little longer.

  5. Maker Dino says:

    I can’t wait to make some home made soda! I think I’ll start with some cream soda… as in vanilla flavored. :)

  6. Maker Dino says:

    I stopped by Brewer’s Connection this after noon, all excited to buy some brewer’s yeast so I can get a batch of soda going.. and BUMMER.. they’re closed on Mondays!!!!

    I’ll hit em up tomorrow. :)
    By the way, I did a bit of research on yeast and found out that baker’s yeast will impart a nasty taste if you try to substitute it for brewer’s yeast in the fermantation of sugars.

  7. Maker Dino says:

    It should be noted…

    I did, with a half cup of honey and 1/4 teaspoon brewer’s yeast and it EXPLODED!! I came home for lunch to a mess in my kitchen.

    Use a plastic 2 litre bottle.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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