Soda and Seltzer
Carbon dioxide occurs naturally in our air, and can be utilized to transform plain water into sparkling water. When dissolved in water, it becomes Carbonic Acid, which has a somewhat bitter and acidic taste. To maintain purity and the best taste, the carbon dioxide is triple filtered at 40 microns.
Before filling siphons the first time, wash with hot sudsy water and rinse thoroughly. Insert the overflow tube securely in the bottle. The tube only allows a certain amount of water in the bottle, and leaves room for the Carbon Dioxide gas. Never overfill. Never use more than the quantity of charges indicated in the manufacturer's instructions.
For best results, fill the bottle with cold water. The colder the water, the more Carbon Dioxide it can absorb, and the more fizz you'll get in your drink. Allow at least 10 minutes after filling and before serving.
To make flavored beverages, never add flavors to the bottle; add them to the glass instead, before you fill it with the seltzer.
Parts are rarely interchangeable from one unit to the next. Even the cartridge holders, which threads seem to differ widely even among units by the same manufacturer. So if you ever need parts, we recommend using only parts that were intended for your specific siphon.