Carbonating Honey Part 1

Hi Cody here Now i just did a video about freezing honey with some dry ice And uh, I ended up putting the honey in this jar or clear bottle, same difference I put it in here with the intent to put some left over dry ice into the bottle and pressurize the honey with CO2 I’m going to let that go all night, and put in a few more chunks in here Hopefully not enough to blow up the bottle But if it gets too much stress I’ll probably let it go, but… I’m going to put a few chunks of dry ice in there, let the bottle fill with CO2 of the high pressure I’m going to try and turn it up and uh… Get the CO2 mixed in with the honey And then tomorrow we’re going to see if we get that carbonated honey Which is something I’ve always wanted to see if I can make We got this, how much more CO2 do you think I can put in here? Yeah cause it’s got a lot of empty space Let’s uh not go much more than this Yeah I think that’s probably about it Let’s go ahead and let it pressurize at that point And uh, I’ll see you tomorrow, which will probably be about 2 seconds for you Here we are, it’s many hours later As you can see all the CO2 has all evaporated And the bottle is under intense pressure The honey’s in there, I’ve been mixing it up so it’s got lots of CO2 dissolved in there hopefully There’s a bunch of little bubbles So I imagine those will expand like crazy when I let the pressure off But let’s see what happens Okay Ok, got some mist going Very cool The honey hasn’t really expanded or puffed up at all Hmmm, look at that Let’s see if I can pour some out Doesn’t really taste any different Must not have absorbed very much CO2 into it I guess that’s an interesting result as well huh? Hope you enjoyed, see you next time


  1. Could it be that the honey is water that is already full of sugar? So nothing else could be dissolved in it? I was wondering if the bottle was going to burst, making a holy mess!

  2. The reason water can be carbonated is because of a chemical equilibrium H20 + CO2 <-> H2CO3 in which CO2 reacts with water to form carbonic acid (and the same reaction backwards). Honey does not contain water and thus cannot undergo carbonation the same way water can.

  3. It's so weird to see you in these older videos. I know it's only 2 years old, but you look so much different. And your filming quality has improved a lot 🙂

  4. Could you output the sound in stereo, the mono right sound is frying my ear, it's as if I was half deaf lol
    Great video !! !! ! !!!! !

  5. does carbon dioxide still disolve in water if the hydrogen has one or more proton? carbonate heavy water. would it be sweet like soda?

  6. You should try squeezing the bottle after adding the CO2 but before putting the cap on. Get as much air out as possible. Or do it under vacuum, but drawing a good vacuum on a bottle filled with honey and dry ice would be difficult and adds some confounding factors to the experiment.

  7. I like the idea… but I know when we brew beer… in order to "infuse" the CO2 into the beer… we pressurize the keg to about 30 psi… then shake vigorously for about 15 minutes. Prob much tougher to do with honey… but maybe you could bubble co2 gas up through a vat of honey so it can dissolve in. Just a thought

  8. The CO2 didn't dissolve because honey barely has any water in it i would have added a slight amount of water mixed it up than added the dry ice.

  9. Sorted foods did this with raw fruits, it looks brilliant. They put all kinds of fruit and dry ice in a well sealed cooler for 24hrs and loved it. They had "sparkling" grapes and fizzy citrus. I can't wait to try it.

  10. LOL…this is the "LDS version" of carbonated honey; the rest of us would add water, yeast, and have mead to drink!

  11. I carbonate stuff at home all the time, stuff really needs to be cold in order to carbonate at all, that's probably why it wasn't much different.

  12. This is not an argument for or against global warming. I really don't care. I just find it ironic that those that openly and adamantly defend all aspects of the "Man Made Global Warming" debate have no problems using large quantities of CO2 to perform nonsensical experiments for views. Or use products made with CO2, of which there are many. Nothing like killing mother earth one Coke at a time. If you truly believe in the "Man Made" Global Warming debate shouldn't you be more responsible with that CO2? Because in that debate, every Coke, really does matter, considering the sheer amount of CO2 released from the millions of soda cans opened daily. How many cans could that chunk of dry ice have filled? We should have a national "hold your breath – save the earth – day".

  13. I am surprised at you Cody. Unless you missed explaining the step, you did not allow the Co2 to drive the air in the bottle out of the bottle before closing the cap. You are trying to pressurize with a high percentage of Nitrogen – oxygen.

  14. It could have been carbonated at some point, maybe a few hours after you put the CO2 in the bottle. But since you waited like a day to open it, the honey heated back up and it wasn't soluble enough to dissolve much CO2. That's just my idea anyway.

  15. the honey has to reach equilibrium, which takes about a week or so. it won't carbonate overnight…….

  16. That dry ice is almost certainly industrial grade and contains contaminants, I wouldnt use it for carbonating your food items. Same reason I would never consume sift hash chilled with dry ice.

  17. Its 7:10 AM, May 10th, I should be studying for AP English Lang… instead I'm watching your videos. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO INTERESTING?!!!?!

  18. I'm sorry, but dang Cody you seem so awkward in this video. Like an extremely socially awkward guy. Glad to see you came out of your shell within two years.

  19. I can barely hear you without my earbuds in, as already stated by others, I only get sound out of the right earbud.

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