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post #16 of 117 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 11:17 PM
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love this idea doing this next time i need to refill my co2 bottle
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Searched for triple riffle on ebay and got switch plates. On google got rifles. Stumped.
Maybe it's triple ripple. Anyway, those airlocks on the tops of the bottles, like this:
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The only snag for me was adapting the top of the triple to airline tubing. Silicone caulk held tight to the airline, but not the inside of the triple. JB Weld did the trick.
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This is the best diy co2 idea ever. It actually made my wife show some interest in it. Keep the ideas coming.

A little info of my diy co2 tube joining experience:
I used the clear plastic pieces in the picture above. I just hot glued them into a bottle cap. If you rub the tip of the gun on the plastic before you glue it, it softens up the plastic making the glue stick better. Im not sure how hard the plastic is on those tripple ripple tip things, but when i tried jb welding my tubing into the bottle caps the tubing kinda wiggled out and seperated from the jb weld after some time.
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I chugged my CO2 bottles left overs one time and got hammered.

This is a way better method.

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I tried diy Co2 in the past and the yeast odor gave me a headache. Wanting to try it again decided to try it with wine yeast. Now going to add some juice to it. Now more hopeful that the odor want affect my silly allergies and give me a headache.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: ultimate DIY CO2 with benefits… wine byproduct!

Amazing I can't wait to try this

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Is the lemon juice from a lemon or lemon juice in a bottle, which has some sugar in it?

Tripple ripple got me to sex toys. LOL! Found them on ebay listed as air locks.

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Is the lemon juice from a lemon or lemon juice in a bottle, which has some sugar in it?
Bottle, a cheap substitute for the "acid blend" in the original recipe. From my online diggings I found that 3 tsp acid blend = juice of 2 large lemons, and 1 tsp acid blend = 1 tsp bottled lemon juice. I guess that means the bottled stuff is a little concentrated. Thanks for reminding me about the extra ingredients in the bottle, which I forgot about. A little extra sugar just means a little extra CO2 and alcohol. There are preservatives in it too; more evidence that a few preservatives here and there do not limit the yeast.


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Nice! What you do after the wine is entirely your business!!
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Don't forget the water in the bottom of the airlock.

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
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Do you drill holes in the rubber stoppers or buy the with holes?
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Do you drill holes in the rubber stoppers or buy the with holes?
They cost the same at my local place, so I get the pre-drilled. The #6 fits my jugs best.
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I am fully planning on trying this. But does anyone know if it would work to use one half-gallon bottle for two 5g tanks? I would add a splitter somewhere so one line went into each tank, but I'm not sure if this would work with CO2 like it does with oxygen (is this a stupid question? i failed school)

Also, do you put boiled water in the airlock?

Also, now that I think about it, I was going to get one 1/2gal bottle for my 20g long, but then one 1/2gal bottle for two 5g (10g total) would be more CO2 than the 20g gets..perhaps a smaller bottle for the two 5gs?

Actually, because I'm an idiot, you use 5 bottles for 150g which means 1 bottle per 30 gallons. Since I have 30 gallons total I should only need 1 bottle and something to split it into three...does this sound like something that would work?

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you use 5 bottles for 150g which means 1 bottle per 30 gallons. Since I have 30 gallons total I should only need 1 bottle and something to split it into three...does this sound like something that would work?
I think the key to consistency of pH/CO2 is having multiple bottles in rotation. If you have 30 gal total, you might try 5 pint jars on a 5-day cycle, like me. That should give you 3 jars peaking at any given time, 1 coming up and one going down. Every 5 days you harvest 1 and start a new 1.

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I would add a splitter somewhere so one line went into each tank, but I'm not sure if this would work with CO2 like it does with oxygen
The same. Just make sure 1 line is wide open somewhere or something could blow!

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Also, do you put boiled water in the airlock?
That would be a good idea, in case you get any backwash from pressure changes. You don't want tank water (e.g.) backwashing into your wine!
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