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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:31 PM
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I have never had any problems using one cup of sugar per liter of water, with a 1/4 tsp of bread machine yeast per liter, and 1/4 tsp of baking soda. I just dump all of it into ordinary tap water, not dechlorinated, shake it vigorously, and use it. I have been setting up the new bottles at night, when the tank lights go out, so they have until the following day around noon when my lights go back on to build up a good supply of CO2, which they always do. I think it is theoretically better to be gentle with the yeast, but in practice it isn't necessary.

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