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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Diy co2 mix?

DIY CO2 RECIPE MIX

I'm new to DIY CO2 using the basic recipe in my 4L container of:
4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg yeast
4L~ (slightly less) water

(realize I should cut back some on the yeast to 1-2 tsp.)

But on Youtube there are other recipes that include molasses and one that claims longer CO2 generation using gelatin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuIphYeS6EI

Have anyone tried this or what recipe have you used with success???

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For DIY, it seems that baking soda / citric acid produces a more consistent output.

I used to do yeast and sugar but have given up.
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Yeast never really work for me and the mixture smelt really bad.

http://www.co2supermarket.co.uk/diy-...s-guide-6.html

I've been using the citric acid mix and I can use the end product to wash toilet bowl.

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