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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Need help plz !!! Longer co2 life

Ok i have a 2 liter bottle fill half way up with water, i put 3/4 of a cup with sugar, teaspoon of protein and yeast it last 12 days. what can i do to make it last longer. What did i do right? What did i do wrong? and what should i do from now should i use the same water in the bottle?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 02:06 AM
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I think you need to put away the Co2. Check your other thread you asked the same question about twice.
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I think you need to put away the Co2. Check your other thread you asked the same question about twice.
I didn't get my questions answered smart guy
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I believe I answered it in your other thread.

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For a 2 liter bottle, fill 2/3 full of warm water. Add two cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon active yeast. That will generate CO2 for about three weeks. Two weeks very well, the third week less so, and a fourth week weakly.
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I think 12 days is good.
I change mine every 10 days to keep the flow constant and strong.
Anyway, that stuff smells so bad after 10 days I cannot imagine what it smells like after a month. I use so many bottles it would be cheaper just to buy a system.
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