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Old 12-23-2013, 05:27 AM   #91
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Sorry for the necromancing, but I figure it's better to resurrect a five-month old thread (three if you count the last post) than to start a new one, especially on such a niche topic.

I'm just wondering - how would I scale OP's staggered brew setup to a 20 gallon tank? 2.5 gallons to 150 gallons would mean about 43 ounces to 20 gallons, so like five or six 8 ounce Coke bottles? Assuming that I scale the ingredients properly, would there be any problems with such hilariously tiny batch sizes?
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #92
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From my brewing experience, trying to do tiny batches leads to really unpredictable results and flavors (likely due to temperature swings ion the wash when fermenting which affects flavor).

I would stick with the bigger bottles and switch them out slightly less frequently or increase your surface agitation slightly if you are worried about your CO2 levels being too high.

When I used to run DIY CO2, I never ran into problems with the CO2 going too high as long as I had good water movement and a bit of surface agitation.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:24 AM   #93
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New setup. Six 0.9 litter bottles hooked up to a bubble counter bottle (small coke bottle) that feeds to the intake of my canister filter. I have brewing down (used both red grapes and apple from concentrate), now hoping to get the DIY CO2 going on the tank. I sealed all the ends with silicone and wrapped them with tape. We shall see if it's leak proof .
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:12 PM   #94
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New setup. Six 0.9 litter bottles
For what size tank is this for?
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:17 PM   #95
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From my brewing experience, trying to do tiny batches leads to really unpredictable results
Seems easier to just make the batch and fill the bottles. What is left goes down the drain. That is what I will be doing using 4 750 ml perrier glass bottles. Just haven't gotten to it yet, unfortunately.
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For what size tank is this for?
It's a 45G long.
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It's a 45G long.
Why using Six 0.9 litter bottles?

I will be using 3 or 4 750ml piere glass bottles for a 20G long.
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At the time, I was following the formula... switch the bottle every 4-5 days. Now I do it once a week. I'm too lazy to get 3 two litter bottles.

I'm going to be setting a 20L next. I'm also using 3 one-litter bottles.
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I'm going to be setting a 20L next. I'm also using 3 one-litter bottles.
I hope you do a thread on it. For it is what I will be doing after I get all of the fish in the 20L moved to the 29G.

What lights will you have over the 20L?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:35 AM   #100
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Been doing something similar the past 6 months before upgrading to a regulated C02.


My 6 gallon carboy. I don't have a picture of the tube going to the tank but the stopper has a hole that a barb fits snugly in. Just plug them right together.


Best contraption I have ever built.


I didn't go blind!

Check the laws where you live before doing this. Or at least don't be stupid about it.

Yeast strand is the most important thing. The type of yeast and temperature determine rate of fermentation (and C02 production)
http://www.whitelabs.com/distillation/listings


50/50 water and honey will make a pretty tasty mead using a white wine yeast.

With juice I use a cider yeast. 20 minute drive outside the city and you can find a farmer with something that really can't be used for anything but fermentation. Crab apples make great cider. If you are nice and promise to bring some finished product back they usually press it for you too.

I get about 2.5 weeks out of it and keep pressure through a ceramic diffuser. Your mileage may vary.
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