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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Gelatine CO2 Mix slowdown

Is anyone experiencing slowdowns in production in older gelatin/jello CO2 mixes? My mix has been going for about three weeks now and I only get 1bubble/10s. I tried shaking up the bottle a bit. After a big foam-up, the production increased to 1 bubble/5s but now is back to 1b/10-15s. Does anyone have ideas on how to fix this?
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Is anyone experiencing slowdowns in production in older gelatin/jello CO2 mixes? My mix has been going for about three weeks now and I only get 1bubble/10s. I tried shaking up the bottle a bit. After a big foam-up, the production increased to 1 bubble/5s but now is back to 1b/10-15s. Does anyone have ideas on how to fix this?
Just seems to me that you need to start and new mixture. They don't run forever, and 3 weeks is a pretty good duration. DIY setups stop when 1) sugar is depeleted 2) bacteria infestation 3) alcohol tolerance level is exceeded. #3 is the case almost all the time.
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Just seems to me that you need to start and new mixture. They don't run forever, and 3 weeks is a pretty good duration. DIY setups stop when 1) sugar is depeleted 2) bacteria infestation 3) alcohol tolerance level is exceeded. #3 is the case almost all the time.
Gelatin mixes typically run longer. I'm going to tip out some of the water and add more water+yeast. But just from the smell of it, I'd say that it it's not yet poisonous.
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chunks of jello there?

If you can see chunks of gelatine left, then some fresh water and a pinch of fresh yeast may help. Could be that there was more gelatine than needed so the water fouled too fast. Or, the acidity got too high, did you add any baking soda? Try just a bit next time -- at the start, adding it now to acid water will make a mini volcano all over the place, you cannot get the cap on fast enough!

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