Seltzer Tips

Seltzer is moving fast.  Our Seltzer products are our fasting growing segment.  Cafes, New "old time" soda shoppes and many people are putting in a system in their homes.  Customers are telling us they are tired of buying seltzer at the big box stores and lugging the glass and plastic to the recycle center in their towns.  One recent customer said he and his family were going through 2 cases of Pelligrino a week before they learned they can make their own seltzer.  Another customer in Massachusetts says his seltzer kegerator is a hit with the neighbors all summer long.  Add some sliced lemons or limes and it is a great refreasher.  And many, many customers are fed up with a certain system they bought off an informercial that charges them for gas tank fills like it was gold.  We can assist you with a system for your home or business.  Call us with your questions: 973-512-2028

Some options:

iSi Soda Syphon Table Model Seltzer Maker. This requires our 8 gram CO2 chargers. Each charge will produce one liter of lightly carbonated beverage.

Motorless Carbonators for making seltzer without electricity or water hook-up.  Just keep the carbonation tank in a refrigerator or other cold place and occasionall fill with water. CO2 cylinder, cooling and soda regulator required.

Commercial Motorized Carbonators for continuous flow of seltzer. Hook up to electricity, CO2 cylinder, soda regulator cooling and water supply is required. A typical setup is shown in our motorized hook up page.  Our Home & Small Shop Soda Fountain Kit is used for making seltzer in your chest freezer.  Just keep the carbonation tank in the freezer or other refrigerated place and occasionall fill with water. Used in small stores, homes and portable serving applications by vendors everywhere.  CO2 cylinder, cooling and soda regulator required.  Freezer thermostat is supplied with kit. 

A Flash Chiller is ideal for dispensing ice cold seltzer, juice, tea and beers when there is limited refrigeration and it is impracticable to use cold plates and coils requiring a continuous supply of ice and drainage.

The Flash Chiller  is low profile (see Dimensions for size) and highly efficient. It can easily fit under most counters. The Super Astra has a flow pump to circulate the ice bath water along the product lines to maintain ice temperature in the deliver lines. The Super Astra has a ½ hp compressor with a copper evaporator and represents a 20 pound ice bank which holds 3 gallons (11.36 liters of water) for the capability of cooling over 100 12 oz drinks at a rate of 2 drinks a minute to below 45°F assuming the product temperature is below 75°F.

It can serve a product at 34°F at normal lower flow rates and is perfect to dispense seltzer directly from a carbonator with only slight loss of carbonation. It is also an excellent method to dispense ice cold beer at special events, boats, ships or catering halls. This latest generation of flash chillers has proven itself in Europe with thousands in operation.
All flash coolers are shipped by truck only. Will not be shipped by UPS or USPS
Note: These flash chillers have straight wall Stainless Steel tubing for product inlets and outlets. When used with pressures above 12psi these tubes must be flared to prevent inlet and outlet lines from blowing off the inlet and outlet tubes.
The other, but less preferable, solution is to have a professional plumber flare the tubing enough to prevent the hoses from slipping off the inlet and outlet tubing. In either situation the cold water supply to the carbonator should be shut off when the system is not in use or the system will not be used for several days. This will prevent a flood if the hoses come unfastened. The only water to spill will be the water in the carbonation tank.


The output water temperature of a seltzer faucet or soda draft arm must be between 32 and 36 degrees F.  If this temperature is not achieved the carbonation will be lost when the seltzer hits the glass at the high pressures of the carbonated water.  Failure to have the seltzer cold will cause partial or total loss of carbonation.  When using a flash chiller the stainless steel tubing which the seltzer lines are connected to must be either flared or fitted with our flare fitting kit to allow for the line clamps to hold under the 100 to 200psi of pressure in the seltzer line!  When a flash chiller is used you should take advantage of the cold water pump to flow cold water along the seltzer tube from the chiller to the faucet or draft arm.  This water should be returned to the return port of the chiller and all three lines well insulated to prevent both the cold water flow, cold water return and the chilled seltzer from warming up.  This will allow for a constant supply of chilled seltzer even with extended periods of non use.  Once a seltzer draft arm is wetted with water or seltzer it should never be allowed to dry out.  If the leather washer dries out it will require replacement.  See Washer Installation for instructions on replacing washers.

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