DIY co2.... its not working!!!! PLEASE help.
so i built myself a DIY co2 system. and its not working!
this is the 2nd batch i made, as the first batch i made with instant quick yeast, 42 hours later, it wouldnt work, i could see in my bottle the yeist was working as i would see tons of bubbles, but it wouldnt make it to my bubble counter....
my setup supplies goes as follows.
1.5 litre bottle (glass wine bottle) solution bottle
mason jar (Bubble counter)
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp yiest
1/2 tsp baking soda
anyways, i took the end that goes into the aquarium, popped the diffuser off and blew into the airline tube to see if maybe any leaks, and none! i silliconed all my holes on the bottles inside and out, in my bubble counter the bubble forms on the end of the tube but then gets sucked back into the tube... its like its not generating enough pressure.... its now been 30 hours+ with this second batch.
any suggestions? im thinking maybe its the bottle im using for the solution? the problem MUST be there somewhere as the pressure doesnt even build up enough to make it to the bubble counter...
any help is appreciated, i will follow whatever you guys say, i will post pics of my system if needed.
Last edited by CanuckGame; 03-11-2013 at 04:41 AM.
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