i am fascinated by the 1920s/1930s and all of the housewares. of particular interest to me are ones that involve glassware–the bevels and heft with which liquids were kept and sipped are quite notable. i had a recent rendezvous at a restaurant that brought a jug of the stuff by pittsburgh seltzer works to the table. are you getting the vibe that pittsburgh is an incredible city yet?
so what’s the difference between this and club soda right? well for starters, seltzer is less ‘gassy’ so you won’t be burping up a storm after enjoying it. also, there isn’t a bitter or chemically laden after taste…it goes down smooth & worth the effort! i love a good sparkling water but don’t want to pay the premium to obtain water with a little gas you know?
like morrissey says, ‘has the perrier gone straight to my head?’ the quest began to find a way to bring this into my home on the cheap! i work with some dangerous liquids/gases at work so i felt comfortable loading a CO2 cartridge into a canister without blowing up my kitchen
here’s what you will need:
1. put cold filtered water in pre-chilled canister.
2. attach co2 cartridge to the canister to ‘charge’ the canister. you will hear the gas decompress and enter the canister so don’t be alarmed
3. shake the entire canister 8-10x
4. put canister back in the fridge for 1 hour to distribute the fizz
i lovingly refer to our canister as ‘the penguin’ since i think it looks like the one in the link above. oh the simple things people.
does anyone know why these beautiful glass seltzer jugs fell out of popularity in america? i’m genuinely curious!