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Soda gun

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– **History and Function**:
– Original patent for soda fountain in 1819.
– Device was a barrel with a pump and spigot system.
– Pressurization created carbonation.

– **Comparison with Bottled Drinks**:
– Bar gun dispenses freshly carbonated drinks at consumption temperature and pressure.
– Mixing syrup with water at the last stage minimizes energy for transport.
– Implications for costs and energy savings.
– Bars benefit from time efficiency in drink preparation.

– **Post-Mix Soda Gun**:
– Combines concentrated syrup with filtered tap water at point of dispense.
– Requires connection to bag-in-box system with pumps, chiller, water filtration, and carbonator.
– Complex and expensive system often supplied by beverage supplier.
– Can dispense any beverage in bag-in-box form without pulp.

– **Pre-Mix Soda Gun**:
– Connected to a system similar to a draft beer system.
– Drink supplied in pressurized canisters connected to the gun.
– Primarily used in areas with water filtration challenges.

– **References**:
– Hydraulic Post-Mix. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
– Behind the Bar Rail: Soda Siphon. Retrieved 24 October 2023.
– Soda History.
– Teamsters Local 812.
– Retrieved from

Soda gun (Wikipedia)

A soda gun or bar gun is a device used by bars to serve various types of carbonated and non-carbonated drinks. A soda gun has the ability to serve any beverage that is some combination of syrup, water and carbon dioxide. This includes soft drinks, iced tea, carbonated water, and plain water. When served from a soda gun, these are often known as fountain drinks.

A modern soda gun.
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